Uses of 3 Prescription drugs<br />By: Ashley Barreca<br />
Three Drugs:<br />All of these medicines have one thing in common, they all help coughing!<br />Antitussive<br />Expectorant<br />Mucolytic<br />
Antitussive<br />.<br />Facts:<br />This drug is used for suppressing the urge to cough.<br />Antitussive is not addictive and works for animals and humans alike.<br />Most opiates or opioids suppress cough by using the cough center which is actually the medulla oblongata. Except this drug is addictive . <br />
Expectorant<br />Facts:<br />1. This medicine helps aid a patient to cough up mucus in the respiratory tract, by reducing adhesiveness and surface tension. <br />2. Promotes secretion from the mucous membrane of the air passages and facilitates mucus expulsion. <br />
Mucolytic<br />Facts:<br />1. This is a medicine that destroys or dissolves mucus.<br />2. Mucus is liquefied making it easier to clear the respiratory tract. <br />3. Mucolytic agents (or expectorant) dissolves thick mucus and is usually used to help relieve respiratory difficulties.<br />
Sources:<br />www.thefreedictionary.com<br />4th edition of medical terminology www.yourdictionary.com<br />www.drugs.com<br />
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