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Respiratory prescription drugs


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Respiratory prescription drugs

  1. 1. Respiratory Prescription Drugs By: Allison Wong
  2. 2. Amoxicillin <ul><li>Uses: It’s a penicillin antibiotic. It’s used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as urinary tract and infections of the ears, nose, and throat. It’s sometimes used to prevent Anthrax infection after exposure. </li></ul><ul><li>Forms: This antibiotic can be given as a capsule, chewable tablet, pediatric drops, and may be administered intravenously. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Amoxicillin cont. <ul><li>Common side effects: Upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, lack of energy, unusual bleeding, and hives. You should contact your doctor if you experience a serious side effect while taking this medication. </li></ul><ul><li>Precautions: Tell your doctor about what prescription and supplements you’re currently taking, any known allergies, and if you’re pregnant or breast feeding. Be sure to take the entire dose until it is gone even if your original symptoms cease. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Flonase <ul><li>Uses: It’s used to treat both allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. Symptoms may include sneezing, runny, and itchy nose. It works by reducing swelling within the nasal passages. </li></ul><ul><li>Forms: Flonase is a liquid sprayed into the nose. One to two sprays should be taken once or twice daily. Once symptoms are reduced, it can be taken on an as need basis as well. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Flonase cont. <ul><li>Side effects: Headache, nosebleed, coughing, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, muscle weakness, vision problems, irregular menstruation cycles, enlarged face and neck, and hives. If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact your doctor immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>Precautions: Tell your doctor any medications and supplements you’re taking, all known allergies, if you’re pregnant or breast feeding, if you have ever had tuberculosis, if you currently have sores in your nose, and of any planned surgeries including dental. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mucomyst <ul><li>Uses: It’s used to treat patients with abnormal mucus secretions. This may include such conditions as post traumatic chest conditions, pneumonia, bronchitis, and emphysema. </li></ul><ul><li>Forms: It’s given in a rubber stopped glass vial. It can be diluted with either sterile water or sodium chloride for injection or inhalation. The remainder of the bottle must be stored in the refrigerator. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mucomyst cont. <ul><li>Common side effects: Nausea, fever, runny nose, drowsiness, chest tightness, vomiting, and skin rashes. If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact your doctor immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>Precautions: Tell your doctor about any medications and supplements you’re taking, if you’re pregnant or breast feeding, and any known allergies. You may notice a small odor but it may be washed away with lukewarm water. The medication may change color in an opened bottle, the purple-like color is simply a chemical reactions but does not effect the safety of the medication. </li></ul>
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