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Respiratory Pharmacology: Chapter 7 Presentation


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Respiratory Pharmacology: Chapter 7 Presentation

  2. 2. Expectorants Improves ability to cough up mucus by making the cough less congested Does not treat cause, just symptoms Active Ingredient:  Guaifenesin Brand Names (OTC):  Robitussin  Mucinex
  3. 3. Robitussin Side Effects:  Headaches  Nausea  Vomiting Available alone or in combination with:  antihistamines  coughsuppressants  decongestants
  4. 4. Antihistamine Blocks the effects of histamine released by an allergy attack Active Ingredient:  Fexofenadine Brand Names:  Allegra Prevents symptoms such as:  Running nose  Watery eyes  Itching  Sneezing
  5. 5. Allegra Side Effects Dizziness Headache Upset Stomach Difficulty breathing Tightness in the chest Swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue Vomiting Fever
  6. 6. Allegra  Available as an OTC medication as of March 2011  Also used to treat itching and other symptoms of chronic idiopathic urticari  Specifically classified as:  Histamine receptor antagonists
  7. 7. Other Antihistamines Claritan (loratandine) Benedryl (diphenhydramine)
  8. 8. Antitussive Relives the urge to cough Active Ingredient:  Hyrdocodone Brand Name:  Hycodon
  9. 9. Hycodon Other names:  Vicodin,Anexsia, Dicodid, Hycomine, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Tussionex Derived from opioids Can also be used as an analgesic Only available by prescription
  10. 10. Hycodon: Side Effects Fast, slow or pounding heartbeat Hallucinations Increased sweating Itching or skin rash Ringing of the ears Trouble breathing Symptoms of depression
  11. 11. References m Fremgen, Bonnie F., and Suzanne S. Frucht. Medical Terminology: A Living Language. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009. Print.