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Flashcards in Asthma Drugs Deck (20):
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Aim of Asthma treatment

Reduce inflammation, Prevent bronchoconstriction and restore airways.

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Asthma Triggers

Exercise, Cold air, Respiratory infection, Atmospheric pollutants, Pollen, Dust mite and Animal dander.

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How do Bronchodilators control Asthma?

Dilate bronchioles, increasing air flow to alveoli and relax smooth muscle cells around bronchiole walls.

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How do B2 Adrenergic Receptor Antagonists treat asthma?

Relax bronchiole smooth muscle, inhibit mediator release from mast cells, act on cilia to increase mucus clearance.

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Examples of B2 Adrenergic Receptor Antagonists...

Salbutamol/Terbutaline (last 4-6 hours)
Salmeterol (last 12 hours, dose inhaler)

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Side effects of B2 Adrenergic Receptor Antagonists...

Absorbed into systemic circulation, tremor and development of tolerance.

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How does Theophylline treat asthma?

Xanthine inhibits PDE receptor.
Given with steroid.

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Side effects of Theophylline...

CNS stimulant, tremor, sleep disturbance, stimulates heart, vasodilator GI tract, anorexia, N&V.

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Mechanism of Muscarinic Receptor Antagonists...

Relax bronchial smooth muscle, inhibits elevated mucus, increases clearance of bronchial secretions and blocks endogenous ACH.

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Examples of Muscarinic Receptor Antagonists...

|patropium - lasts 3-5 hours, aerosol inhalation, poorly absorbed into systemic circulation.

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Mechanism of Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists...

Prevent exercise-induced asthma and aspirin-sensitive asthma. Act on cysteinyl-leukotriene receptors on bronchiole smooth muscle cells preventing action of LTC4 LTD4 which stimulate mucus secretions.

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Side effects of Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists...

GI disturbance and headaches.

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Mechanism of Glucocorticoids...

Reduce production of cytokines/spasmogens/leucocyte chemotaxins to reduce bronchospasm and inflammatory cell active action.

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Examples of Glucocorticoids...

Beclometasone, Diproprionate, Budesonide, Fluticasone, Propionate, Prednisolone and Hydrocortisone.

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Side Effects of Glucocorticoids...

Oropharyngeal thrush, dysphonia, large doses cause adrenal suppression.

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Mechanisms of Cromoglicate (Nedocromil Sodium)...

Reduce early/late phase responses and bronchial hyper-activity. Stabilise mast cells, reduce neuronal reflexes, inhibit release of T cell cytokines.

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Side effects of Cromoglicate...

Irritates upper respiratory tract and can cause hyper-sensitivity.
Most effective in children.

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Mechanism of Biological Agents...

Bind to Ige to inhibit it binding to mast cell receptor.

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Examples of Biological Agents...

Omalizumab and Xolair - submit injection lasting 2-3 weeks.

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Side Effects of Biological Agents...

Anaphylaxis - allergic reaction to protein and malignancies.