PHARMACOLOGY OF RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS<br />By Debbie Cornish<br />
Antibiotics and Antihistamines<br />Antibiotics are a class of drugs used to kill bacteria. An example of an antibiotic is Cipro.<br />Antihistamines are a class of drugs that blocks histamine released by the body. 2 examples of antihistamines are Allegra and Flonase.<br />
Cipro<br />Cipro can treat a number of infections, such as respiratory tract infections, cellulitis, urinary tract infections (UTI), prostatitis, and more. It may also be used to prevent or slow anthrax after exposure. It kills bacteria by interfering with enzymes that cause DNA to rewind after being copied, which stops DNA synthesis.<br />
Cipro<br />Ciprois in a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. This class of drugs are associated with an increased risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture. It is contraindicated in those with Myasthenia Gravis (MG), as it may worsen muscle weakness.<br />
Flonase<br />A nasal spray containing fluticasone. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Flonase is used to relieve allergy symptoms, such as runny/stuffy nose, itching, and sneezing. <br />
Flonase<br />Flonase works by reducing inflammation in the nasal passages. It does not work immediately and may take up to several days to feel the full benefit of the drug.<br />
allegra<br />Allegra is an antihistamine used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and other seasonal allergies. Symptoms include itchy and watery eyes, and a runny nose.<br />
allegra<br />Allegra can also be used to treat skin itching and hives casued by a condition called chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU). <br />
allegra<br />Allegra differs from antihistamines of the past because it does not cause drowsiness.<br />
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