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What do expectorants do?
Increase respiratory tract fluids to help liquify and decrease viscosity of tenacious secretions
Name an expectorant
Guaifenesin (Humabid LA, Robitussin)
Side effects of expectorants
Rare - Dizziness, N/V
What are nursing considerations of expectorants?
Take with fluids
What are antitussives?
Suppress cough reflex by direct action on the cough center in the medulla.
Name 3 antitussives.
COdeine, Dextromethorphan bydrobromide, benzonatae - Tessalon Perles
Name side effects of antitussives:
mild drowsiness, constipation, GI upset
What do mucolytics do?
Increase respiratory tract fluids to help liquefy and decrease viscosity of tenacious. ALso used in treatment of acetaminophen toxicity
What are side effects of mucolytics
Transient foul smell taste, rhinorrhea, N/v stomatitis
What are possible rare side effects of mucolytics?
bronchospasm and increased secretions
What are nursing considerations of mucolytics?
Warn pt that drug has a foul smell and taste
What do antihistamines do?
Prevents or opposes histamine response. Histamine causes vasodialation, contractions of smooth muscle and increases stomach and respiratory secretions yielding nasal congestion.