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Prescription Drugs Presentation 7


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Prescription Drugs Presentation 7

  1. 1. Prescription Drugs By Quiana Frazier Bio 120
  2. 2. 3 types of Drugs that will be discussed <ul><li>Allegra </li></ul><ul><li>Afrin </li></ul><ul><li>Ventolin </li></ul>
  3. 3. Allegra <ul><li>Allegra(fexofenadine) is an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Allegra is used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies (hay fever) in adults and children. Allegra is also used to treat skin itching and hives caused by a condition called chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Before using Allegra <ul><li>Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have kidney disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit juices and certain antacids can make it harder for you body to absorb Allegra. </li></ul><ul><li>There may be other drugs that can affect Allegra. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your doctor is your symptoms do not improve. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Afrin <ul><li>Afrin (oxymetazoline nasal) is a decongestant. It works by constricting blood vessels in your body. The nasal formulation acts directly on the blood vessels in your nasal tissues. Constriction of the blood vessels in your nose and sinuses leads to drainage of these areas and a decrease in congestion. Oxymetazoline nasal is used to treat congestion associated with allergies, hay fever, sinus irritation and the common cold. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who should not use Afrin? <ul><li>Do not use oxymetazoline nasal if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor. This could cause a very dangerous drug interaction with serious side effects. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your Dr if you have: </li></ul><ul><li>High Blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Thyroid problems </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Glaucoma </li></ul><ul><li>Enlarged prostate </li></ul><ul><li>Liver or kidney disease. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ventolin <ul><li>Ventolin is a sympathomimetic bronchodilator that relaxes the smooth muscle in the airways which allows air to flow in and out of the lungs more easliy. Ventolin is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. It is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Before using Ventolin <ul><li>You should not use Ventolin if you are allergic to albuterol. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your doctor is you have: </li></ul><ul><li>Heart disease, High Blood Pressure or CHF </li></ul><ul><li>Heart rhythem disorder </li></ul><ul><li>A seizure </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Overactive thyroid </li></ul>