Ruqayya Salam Drug Prescriptions
Robitussin <ul><li>Also known as Guaifenesin. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an expectorant. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps loosen conge...
Dosage <ul><li>Use exactly as directed on the label or as prescribed by your doctor. </li></ul><ul><li>Children younger th...
Side Effects of Robitussin <ul><li>Can result in an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling of the throat, lips, or face...
Allegra <ul><li>Also known as Fexofenadine. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an antihistamine. </li></ul><ul><li>It reduces histami...
Dosage <ul><li>Take it as prescribed. </li></ul><ul><li>If taking the liquid, shake before you measure the dose. Measure i...
Side Effects of Allegra <ul><li>Can also result in an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling of the throat, lips, or fa...
Ventolin <ul><li>Also known as Albuterol.  </li></ul><ul><li>It is a bronchodilator. </li></ul><ul><li>It relaxes the musc...
Dosage <ul><li>Take it exactly as it was prescribed. </li></ul><ul><li>When using the inhaler: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shake...
Side Effects of Ventolin <ul><li>Bronchospasm. </li></ul><ul><li>Chest pain or uneven heart beats. </li></ul><ul><li>Nervo...
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  1. 1. Ruqayya Salam Drug Prescriptions
  2. 2. Robitussin <ul><li>Also known as Guaifenesin. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an expectorant. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes it easier to cough out through your mouth. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dosage <ul><li>Use exactly as directed on the label or as prescribed by your doctor. </li></ul><ul><li>Children younger than 4 years old should not take this. </li></ul><ul><li>Drink extra fluids while taking Robitussin to help loosen the congestion. </li></ul><ul><li>If taking the liquid form, use the dose-measuring spoon or cup instead of a regular table spoon. </li></ul><ul><li>If taking the tablet or capsule, swallow it whole. Breaking it may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. </li></ul><ul><li>Take Robitussin with food if it gives you an upset stomach. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Side Effects of Robitussin <ul><li>Can result in an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling of the throat, lips, or face. </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea or vomiting </li></ul><ul><li>Upset stomach. </li></ul><ul><li>Dizziness or headache. </li></ul><ul><li>Rash. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Allegra <ul><li>Also known as Fexofenadine. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an antihistamine. </li></ul><ul><li>It reduces histamine in the body, which produces the symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes and runny nose. </li></ul><ul><li>Treats seasonal allergies. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dosage <ul><li>Take it as prescribed. </li></ul><ul><li>If taking the liquid, shake before you measure the dose. Measure it with a dose-measuring spoon. </li></ul><ul><li>The regular tablet should be taken with a full glass of water. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the disintegrating tablets in its packaging until it is ready to be taken. Do not push the tablets through the foil because it can be damaged. </li></ul><ul><li>The disintegrating tablets will begin to dissolve right away. Do not chew or swallow the tablet whole. These should be taken on an empty stomach one or two hours after a meal. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Side Effects of Allegra <ul><li>Can also result in an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling of the throat, lips, or face. </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea, diarrhea, or upset stomach. </li></ul><ul><li>Menstrual cramps. </li></ul><ul><li>Drowsiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Headache. </li></ul><ul><li>Back or muscle pain. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ventolin <ul><li>Also known as Albuterol. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a bronchodilator. </li></ul><ul><li>It relaxes the muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. </li></ul><ul><li>It is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm, which is wheezing or shortness of breath, associated with reversible obstructive airway disease. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Dosage <ul><li>Take it exactly as it was prescribed. </li></ul><ul><li>When using the inhaler: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shake it before each spray. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breathe out fully then breath in slowly while pushing down the canister. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold your breath for 10 seconds then breathe out slowly. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When using the solution with a nebulizer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure the correct amount of medicine. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attach the mouthpiece or face mask to the drug chamber. Then attach the chamber to the compressor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sit upright and place the mouthpiece into your mouth. Breathe slowly and evenly until you have inhaled all of the medicine. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Side Effects of Ventolin <ul><li>Bronchospasm. </li></ul><ul><li>Chest pain or uneven heart beats. </li></ul><ul><li>Nervousness or tremors. </li></ul><ul><li>Low potassium causing confusion, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, or muscle weakness. </li></ul><ul><li>High blood pressure causing severe headaches, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, shortness of breath, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Insomnia. </li></ul><ul><li>Cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose. </li></ul><ul><li>Diarrhea. </li></ul>
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