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Respiratory Drugs

Jacqueline Potter

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1.Have and inflammatory action, decreasing the allergic rhinitis symptoms of rhinorrhea, sneezing, and congestion.
4.A first generation antihistamine for allergic rhinitis.
6.The most common side effect of these first-generation drugs are drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, and disturbed coordination.
8.Increases the risk of digitalis toxicity and decreases effect of lithium.
10.For nasopharyngeal decongestion.
11.A decongestant for rhinitis that has less CNS stimulation than ephedrine.
13.A piperidine derivative for allergies.
16.For seasonal allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma, not for acute asthma.
19.First beta-adrenergic agent used for bronchospasm.
21.Binds with leukotriene receptors to inhibit smooth muscle contraction and bronchoconstriction.
24.Unlike other anticholinergics this drug has few side effects.
25.This trade name drug is contraindicated for COPD, chronic productive cough, hypersensitivity, MAOIs and children under 2.
26.These drugs are prescribed to prevent serious complications from bacterial infections.
27.Used for prophylactic treatment of bronchial asthma, administered by inhalation, and must be taken daily.
2.These increase cAMP causing dilation of the bronchioles.
3.These act on the cough control center in the medulla to suppress the cough reflex.
4.A nonnarcotic antitussive that suppresses the cough center in the medulla but does not depress respiration.
5.These derivatives include aminophylline and theophylline.
7.The first theophylline preparation.
9.Trade name for diphenhydramine.
12.These loosen bronchial secretions so they can be eliminated by coughing.
13.A schedule II drug that changes to a schedule V drug when combined with cough syrup.
14.These stimulate the alpha-adrenergic receptors, producing vascular constrictions of the capillaries with the nasal mucosa.
15.An antihistimine used for allergies that has a low incidence of drowsiness.
17.For prophylaxis and maintenance therapy for chronic asthma. Liver enzymes must be monitored because hepatotoxicity may result.
18.Decreases theophylline levels.
20.An herb that may be used as a nasal decongestant.
21.These act like detergents to liquify and loosen thick mucous secretions so they can be expectorated.
22.Has an antiinflammatory effect and supresses the release of histamine, leukotrienes, and other mediators from the mast cells.
23.This is a selective beta2 drug that is effective for treatment and control of asthma.

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