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Classification: Expectorants

Indications: Productive coughs, loosen muscus from respiratory tract

Action: reduces the viscosity of tenacious secretions by irritating the gastric vagal receptors stimulating respiratory tract fluid.

Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to guaifenesin

Side Effects: skin rash, headache, nausea, and vomiting.

Nursing Implications: swallow sustained-release capsules or tablets of guaifenesin whole;

Can take without regard to meals
Classification: glucocorticosteroid

Indications: prophylactic management of asthma.

Action: suppress the release of inflammatory mediators, block the generation of cytokines, and decrease the recruitment of airway eosinophils

Contraindications: allergy, recent nasal surgery

Side Effects: headache, pharyngitis, cough, dry mouth, hoarseness, fungal infection (candidiasis), and nausea.

Nursing Implications: Rinse mouth after inhaling

not used for an acute asthma event,
Classification: Nucleoside Analogues

Indications: RSV

Action: Ribavirin inhibits the replication of RNA and DNA viruses to stop the influenza virus RNA polymerase activity.

Contraindications: hypersensitivity to the drug or its components.

Side Effects: fatigue, insomnia, headache, anemia, nausea, and anorexia.

Nursing Implications: mixing the drug with other inhaled or aerosol medications is to be avoided.

Administration in a well-ventilated room
Classification: adrenergic bronchodilators.

Indications: treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with asthma and other reversible obstructive airway disease.

Action: Albuterol and other drugs in the class stimulate beta2-adrenergic receptors in the smooth muscle of bronchi and bronchioles to cause bronchodilation

Contraindications: hypersensitivity to the drug, as well as cardiac tachydysrhythmias and severe coronary artery disease.

Caution: hypertension, hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, and seizure disorders.

Side Effects: Muscle tremor, cardiac stimulations: tachycardia, palpitations

Nursing Implications: Avoid caffeine

thyroid products can enhance adverse effects

Use inhaler before you use another inhaler
Classification: penicillin-like antibiotics

Indications: treatment of acute otitis media.

Action: inhibits cell wall synthesis of sensitive organisms, resulting in cell death.

Contraindications: hypersensitivity to penicillin, cephalosporin, or other allergens.

Side Effects: hypersensitivity to the medication, rash, anaphylaxis. glossitis, stomatitis, gastritis, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, superinfection

Nursing Implications: Take full course.

Take within 1hr of meal