Medications covered in this video include: Beta 2 Beta 2 adrenergic agonists (albuterol, salmeterol); xanthines (theophylline); and anticholinergics (ipratropium).
In this video, we are going to get into respiratory medications. respiratory medications that cause bronchodilation. so if you’re following along with cards, i’m that i’d be familiar with that fall under so these medications can be used for asthma or copd. the mode of action of beta-2 adrenergic agonists as opposed to beta-1 receptors, which are so these medications
Bind to those beta-2 these medications do carry some common side there is a key difference between albuterol and salmeterol. so it is used for acute asthma attacks, so asthma attacks also all start with the letter salmeterol is long-acting and it is more for prevention of asthma attacks. so i think about salmon and leading a long life, and that helps me to remember that
Salmeterol in terms of if you’re using a beta-2 adrenergic use the bronchodilator first, so use the beta-2 and the way you can remember it is that b comes before g. the key medication that falls within this class is theophylline. it works by increasing camp, which ultimately results in bronchodilation. and because of those very serious side effects, if your patient
Is going to be on theophylline, to really monitor the levels of theophylline in their bloodstream. so the way i remember this medication is the drug name is theophylline. so the key medication that i would know that’s it can be used for rhinitis which is a fancy it can also be used for asthma, but that is really off-label. when used in combination with albuterol, that
Medication is called duoneb. because it’s an anticholinergic, it will have drying effects. and throat or nasal irritation, depending so some key teaching that you’ll need to do to increase their fluid intake because of the drying effects. we’ll be talking about leukotriene receptor so hang in there with me and we will get through these medications together!
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Bronchodilators – Pharmacology – Respiratory System @Level Up RN By Level Up RN