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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