By: Michal Klimek
 In Chapter 7 the following drugs that work on the    respiratory system were broken down into classifications:   Antibi...
 Kill bacteria that cause respiratory infections. Some common forms of respiratory antibiotics are  amoxicillin, penicil...
 Histamine is a nitrogen based chemical that is  released in your body during allergic reactions. Antihistamines are a f...
 An expectorant is a type of drug that improves the  ability to cough up mucus from the lungs, bronchi,  and trachea. Ex...
Chapter 7 Presentation: Respiratory Drug Prescriptions
Chapter 7 Presentation: Respiratory Drug Prescriptions
Chapter 7 Presentation: Respiratory Drug Prescriptions
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Chapter 7 Presentation: Respiratory Drug Prescriptions

  1. 1. By: Michal Klimek
  2. 2.  In Chapter 7 the following drugs that work on the respiratory system were broken down into classifications: Antibiotic Antihistamine Antitussive Bronchodilator Corticosteroids Decongestant Expectorant Mucolytic
  3. 3.  Kill bacteria that cause respiratory infections. Some common forms of respiratory antibiotics are amoxicillin, penicillin, and minocin. Amoxicillin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic for lower respiratory tract infections and is often prescribed in tablet form at a dosage of 500mg every 8 hours.
  4. 4.  Histamine is a nitrogen based chemical that is released in your body during allergic reactions. Antihistamines are a form of prescription drugs that are given to individuals to control allergic reactions by blocking the effects of histamine that has been released into their body. Some antihistamines can be purchased over the counter and are often marketed on television/radio. The most commonly marketed antihistamines include: Benadryl, Claritin-D, and Zyrtec
  5. 5.  An expectorant is a type of drug that improves the ability to cough up mucus from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea. Expectorants help by thinning out the mucus and making the respiratory tract less congested. Brand name expectorants may also be found in pharmacies and local drug stores. The most commonly marketed expectorants are Mucinex and Robitussin.

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