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Which of these relieves acute bronchospasms quickly?



A. Nebulizers
B. Decongestants
C. Bronchodialtors
D. All of the above
Asked by Key, Last updated: Jul 12, 2018

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 08, 2016

Bronchodialtors-bronchodialtors: relieve acute bronchospasm quicklytypes of bronchodilators:beta-adrenergic agentsxanthinesanticholinergicsbeta-adrenergic agonists - also known as sympathomimeticsstimulate the beta receptors within the smooth muscle of the tracheobronchial tree to relaxthese are the drug of choice for treatment of acute bronchioconstrictionremember that an agonist stimulates the receptor and a blocker blocks the receptor (think of beta blockers for htn)ide effecs: inhaled causes less systemic effectsoral causes tachycardia and tremortolerance can develop so if the med seems less effective the pt needs to talk to mdtachycardia, palpitations, tremors, nervousness, anxiety, restlessness, ha, nausea and vomiting, dizzinesscommon beta-adrenergic drugs (bronchodilators) -albuterol (proventil)- short actingsalmeterol (serevent)- long actingpirbuterol (maxair)- short actingepinephrine (primatene, bronkaid)- short actinganticholinergic agents (another bronchodilator)- block the parasympathetic nervous systemfew systemic side effects because they are inhaledwork best in combination with other bronchodilatorsside effects: ha dizziness nausea chest paindry mouth and throat irritationtachycardia common anticholinergics (bronchodilator)-ipratropium (atrovent)tiotropium (spiriva)combivent (albuterol and atrovent)what kind of drug is albuterol? it isnt an anticholinergic
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