Respiratory Drugs (Works best in "Learn" or Flashcard format)

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Decongestants (ANS)

Indications for use: Management of Nasal Congestion

Decongestants (ANS)

Produces vasoconstriction in the musical respiratory tract

Decongestants (ANS)

Side effects: 1. Seizures 2. Anxiety 3. Heart Palpations

Decongestants (ANS)

Teaching: Notify MD if severe anxiety or tachycardia occur

Decongestants (ANS)

1. Pseudophedrine 2.Phenylephrine Nasal

Expectorants

Guafensin (robitussin)

Expectorants

Indications for use: produce a productive cough

Expectorants

Decreases thickness of sputum

Expectorants

Side Effects: Dry mucous membranes

Expectorants

Increase fluid intake

Antitussives (CNS)

Indication for use: Relief of non-productive cough

Antitussives (CNS)

Action: Anesthetizes cough and vagal nerve fibers in the lung

Antitussives (CNS)

Side Effects: CNS depression and sedation

Antitussives (CNS)

Teaching: Cough Effectively through deep breathing, incentive spirometry, splint abdomen

Bronchodilators (CNS)

1. Xanthines, 2. aminophylline, 3. theoophylline (monitor blood work to monitor toxicity)

Bronchodilators (CNS)

Indication for use: Long term use in the treatment of reversible airway obstruction due to asthma or COPD.

Bronchodilators (CNS)

Action: Causes the broncodilation to increase the levels of an energy producing substance known as cAMP

Bronchodilators (CNS)

Side Effects: 1.Nausea 2.Vomiting 3.Tachycardia 4.Seizures

Bronchodilators (CNS)

Teaching: - Encourage fluid intake - Avoid caffeine & Chocolate -Inform MD about OTC drugs

Bronchodilators (CNS)

1. Albuterol (Proventil) 2. Levabuterol (Xopenex) (monitor blood work to monitor toxicity)

Bronchodilators (CNS)

Indication for use:Short term use in the treatment of COPD and asthmatic clients

Bronchodilators (CNS)

Action: Beta 2 receptors in the smooth muscle in the bronchioles for treatment of bronchi spasms as well

Bronchodilators (CNS)

Contraindication: Watch clients with cardiac disease

Bronchodilators (CNS)

Side Effects: Tremors, anxiety, tachycardia

Bronchodilators (CNS)

Teaching: Use as directed, contact MD is SOB continues

Mucolytic Drug

Indications for use: Breakdown viscous mucous

Mucolytic Drug

Action: Disrupts bond between proteins in respiratory secretions to liquefy mucous

Mucolytic Drug

Side Effects: Increase in mucous production

Mucolytic Drug

Teaching: Provide suction if needed

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