In this video, Cathy covers the following medications: Respiratory Medications: Expectorants (guaifenesin); mucolytics (acetylcysteine); decongestants (pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine); first-generation antihistamines (diphenhydramine); and second-generation antihistamines (loratadine, cetirizine).
In this video, we are going to finish up with our key respiratory medications. a key medication that falls within this class is guaifenesin. is used for a nonproductive cough associated it works by reducing the viscosity of the secretions. so side effects are usually pretty minimal in terms of patient teaching, you want to so this medication is used for pulmonary disorders
It can also be used as an antidote for acetaminophen overdose. so the mode of action of acetylcysteine is so side effects can include bronchospasm, it can also cause nausea and vomiting as well as rash. a. so if that helps you to remember that, then that’s great. the two decongestants that i would be familiar so the way i remember pseudoephedrine is that pseudoephedrine
Is the generic name for sudafed, it works by causing vasoconstriction of the respiratory tract mucosa. insomnia, and possible rebound congestion when you stop using pseudoephedrine. it just over the counter, like in the aisles of your drugstore. and they will ask to see your license and so you can get it without a prescription, also, over-the-counter cold products that
Phenylephrine instead these days because they’re to wrap things up, we are going to last talk about antihistamines. and then we have second-generation antihistamines so these medications can be used for allergy antihistamines can also be used for motion so antihistamines work by competitively blocking side effects are more common with first-generation antihistamines.
With first-generation, you will get side effects side effects which include dry mouth, constipation, so the way that i remember anticholinergic so these first-generation antihistamines definitely have those side effects. so if your patient is going to be taking diphenhydramine, fall precautions because this medication causes sedation. i’d like to say that we will be able
To get but sadly, there’s a big difference in the number of medications that are used for cardiovascular and i’ll see you on my next video.
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Expectorants, Mucolytics, Decongestants & Antihistamines – Pharm – Respiratory |@Level Up RN By Level Up RN