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  1. 1. BRAND NAME DRUGSALLEGRA, VENTOLIN, AND ROBITUSSIN<br />Presented By: JameciaMcFarlin<br />
  2. 2. What is Allegra?<br />Allegra is an antihistamine, usually as tablets, that treats hay fever and some other allergic illnesses.<br />They are also the main treatment for a kind of skin rash called &apos;urticaria&apos; or &apos;hives&apos;, also called &apos;nettlerash&apos;. <br />In hay fever, the big advantage of antihistamines, such as Allegra, is that they treat the nose, the eyes, and the terrible itching which some sufferers get in the throat or ears.<br />
  3. 3. Why is Allegra Prescribed?<br />Allegra is prescribed to relieve the allergy symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (&apos;hay fever&apos;), including runny nose; sneezing; red, itchy, or watery eyes; or itching of the nose, throat, or roof of the mouth in adults and children 2 years of age and older. <br />Also to relieve symptoms of urticaria (hives; red, itchy raised areas of the skin), including itching and rash in adults and children 6 months of age and older.<br />It works by blocking the effects of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergy symptoms<br />
  4. 4. How is Allegra Used?<br />Allegra comes as a tablet and a suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken with water once or twice a day.<br />Allegra will work better if it is not taken with fruit juices such as orange, grapefruit, or apple juice.<br />Take Allegra at around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. <br />Take Allegra exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.<br />
  5. 5. What are the Side Effects of Allegra?<br />Allegra may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: <br />headache <br />dizziness <br />diarrhea <br />vomiting <br />pain in the arms, legs, or back <br />pain <br />pain during menstrual period <br />cough <br />
  6. 6. …Side Effects Continued<br />Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately: <br />hives <br />rash <br />itching <br />difficulty breathing or swallowing <br />swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs <br />hoarseness <br />difficulty swallowing or breathing <br />
  7. 7. What is Ventolin?<br />Ventolin is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs.<br />
  8. 8. Why is Ventolin prescribed?<br />Ventolin is prescribed to prevent and treat wheezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways).<br />Ventolin inhalation aerosol is also used to prevent breathing difficulties during exercise. <br />Ventolin is in a class of medications called bronchodilators. It works by relaxing and opening air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier.<br />
  9. 9. How is Ventolin Used?<br />Ventolin comes as a solution (liquid) to inhale by mouth using a nebulizer (machine that turns medication into a mist that can be inhaled) and as an aerosol to inhale by mouth using an inhaler.<br />When the inhalation aerosol is used to treat or prevent symptoms of lung disease, it is usually used every 4 to 6 hours as needed. <br />When the inhalation aerosol is used to prevent breathing difficulty during exercise, it is usually used 15 to 30 minutes before exercise. <br />The nebulizer solution is usually used three or four times a day. <br />Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use albuterol exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.<br />
  10. 10. What are the side effects of Ventolin?<br />Ventolin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: <br />uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body <br />nervousness <br />headache <br />nausea <br />vomiting <br />cough <br />throat irritation <br />muscle, bone, or back pain <br />
  11. 11. …Side Effects Continued<br />Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: <br />fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat <br />chest pain <br />rash <br />hives <br />itching <br />swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs <br />increased difficulty breathing <br />difficulty swallowing <br />hoarseness <br />Ventolin may cause other side effects not mentioned here.<br />
  12. 12. What is Robitussin?<br />Robitussin is an expectorant drug sold over the counter and usually taken by mouth to assist the bringing up (&quot;expectoration&quot;) of phlegm from the airways in acute respiratory tract infections.<br />
  13. 13. Why is Ventolin Prescribed?<br />Robitussin is prescribed to relieve chest congestion. <br />Robitussin may also help control symptoms but does not treat the cause of symptoms or speed recovery. <br />Robitussin is in a class of medications called expectorants. <br />It works by thinning the mucus in the air passages to make it easier to cough up the mucus and clear the airways.<br />
  14. 14. How is Robitussin Used?<br />Robitussin comes as a tablet, a capsule, an extended-release (long-acting) tablet, dissolving granules, and a syrup (liquid) to take by mouth. <br />The tablets, capsules, dissolving granules, and syrup are usually taken with or without food every 4 hours as needed. <br />The extended-release tablet is usually taken with or without food every 12 hours. <br />Follow the directions on the package or on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. <br />Take Robitussin exactly as directed. Drink plenty of water while taking.<br />
  15. 15. What are the side effects of Robitussin?<br />Robitussin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: <br />headache <br />nausea <br />vomiting <br />Robitussin may cause other side effects not mentioned here.<br />
  16. 16. THE END!!!<br />

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