Medical Pharmacology Chapter 25:  Pulmonary Pharmacology--Asthma

 

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"Asthma:  Type of Asthma Medications"

 

 

Pharmacological Agents Used in Asthma Management

Agents acting on Beta Adrenergic Receptors

  • Albuterol (Ventolin,Proventil)

  • Bitolterol (Tomalate)

  • Ephedrine

  • Epinephrine

  • Pirbuterol (Maxair)

  • Terbutaline (Brethine)

  • Ethylnorepinephrine

  • Isoetherine (Bronkosol)

  • Isoproterenol (Isuprel)

  • Metaproterenol (Alupent)

  • Salmeterol (Serevent)

 

Anticholinergic Agent

  • Ipratropium bromide (Atrovent)

Mast  Cell Stabilizers

  • Cromolyn sodium (Intal)

  • Nedocromil (Tilade)

 

Aerosol corticosteroids

  • Beclomethasone (Banceril)

  • Dexamethasone (Decadron)

  • Flunisolide (AeroBid)

  • Fluticasone (Flovent)

  • Triamcinolone acetonide (Azmacort)

Oral corticosteroids

  • Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol)

  • Prednisone (Deltasone)

 

 

Methylxanthines

  • Aminophylline

  • Oxtriphylline

  • Theophylline

  • Theo-dur

  • Slo-phyllin

 

 

Cromolyn (Intal)& Nedocromil (Tilade)

 

Methylxanthines -- (theophylline: some utility in asthma treatment; theobromine;caffeine: major sources (tea, cocoa, coffee)

 
 
 

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