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Xanthine Bronchodilator-Nursing Actions
Assess vs, theophylline blood levels as ordered
Glucocorticosteroid-Drug Names
Prednisone, Solu-medrol, Solu-cortef, Azmacort, Flovent, Flonase
Glucocorticosteroid-Action
Anti-inflammatory
Glucocorticosteroid-Side Effects
Decreased healing, Elevated blood sugar, Distribution of fat (moon face)
Glucocorticosteroid-Nursing Actions
Wean from drug slowly, Blood sugar ac and hs, assess for infection
Narcotic Anti-tussive-Drug Names
Hycoden and Codeine
Narcotic Anti-tussive-Side Effects
Decreased respirations, Sedation, dizziness, Constipation
Narcotic Anti-tussive-Action
Slows cough center in medulla
Narcotic Anti-tussive-Nursing Actions
Monitor respirations, avoid operating heavy machinery
Antihistamine-Drug Names
Benadryl
Antihistamine-Action
Block release of histamine to relieve allergic symptoms
Antihistamine-Side Effects
Dryness, Sedation, Dizziness ** may cause Excitement, insomnia in children
Antihistamine-Nursing Actions
Do not operate heavy machinery
Non-narcotic Anti-tussive-Drug Names
Benelyn and Benadryl
Anti-tussive-Action
Supresses cough reflex in medulla
Non-narcotic Anti-tussive-Side effects
Drowsiness and dry mouth
Non-narcotic Antitussive-Nursing Actions
Assess breath sounds, Instruct pt.not to operate heavy machinery
Decongestant-Drug Names
Neosynephrine, Sudafed, Triaminic
Decongestant-Action
Constricts blood vessels in respiratory tract; shrinks swollen mucosa
Decongestant-Side Effects
Anxiety, seizure, increased BP, decreased urine output
Expectorant-Drug Names
Robitussin, Organidin
Expectorant-Action
Liquify mucus by increasing respiratory secretions
Expectorant-Side Effects
Nausea/Vomiting, drowsiness
Mucolytic-Drug Names
Mucomyst
Expectorant-Nursing Actions
Push fluids, suction PRN, encourage coughing
Mucolytic-Action
Breaks up mucus plugs in airway
Mucolytic-Nursing Actions
Push fluids, Suction PRN, encourage coughing
Xanthine Bronchodilator Side Effects
Increase heart rate, respirations, tremors ***DECREASED BP
Xanthine Bronchodilator-Action
Relax smooth muscle of the bronchi
Xanthine Bronchodilator-Drug Names
Aminophylline, Theophylline, Theodur, Slo-bid
Adrenergic Bronchodilator-Nursing Actions
Take apical pulse after treatment
Adrenergic Bronchodilator Side Effects
Increase heart rate, respirations, BP, Tremors
Adrenergic Bronchodilator-
Action Relax smooth muscle of the bronchi
Adrenergic Bronchodilator-Drug Names
Epinepherine, Proventil (ventolin), Alupent, Atrovent, Isuprel, Brethine
hypoxia
Insufficient oxygen in the tissues.
anoxia
Lack or absence of oxygen in the tissues
asphyxia caused by
inadequate intake of oxygen. suffocation
Respiratory alkalosis is caused by
abnormally low levels of carbon dioxide in the body.
dyspnea
Difficult or labored breathing
Adrenergic Bronchodilator-Nursing Actions
Take apical pulse after treatment
Adrenergic Bronchodilator Side Effects
Increase heart rate, respirations, BP, Tremors
Adrenergic Bronchodilator-
Action Relax smooth muscle of the bronchi
Adrenergic Bronchodilator-Drug Names
Epinepherine, Proventil (ventolin), Alupent, Atrovent, Isuprel, Brethine
hypoxia
Insufficient oxygen in the tissues.
anoxia
Lack or absence of oxygen in the tissues
asphyxia caused by
inadequate intake of oxygen. suffocation
Respiratory alkalosis is caused by
abnormally low levels of carbon dioxide in the body.
dyspnea
Difficult or labored breathing