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Flashcards in Drugs For Asthma Deck (18)
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Potentiates corticosteroid action

Long acting B2 agonist:
Salmeterol
Formoterol
Cleneterol
Bambuterol

2

MOA of ipratropium

Blocks muscarinic receptors in bronchial smooth muscles

3

More useful in COPD

Ipratropium

4

Prophylaxis against nocturnal asthma attacks

Theophylline

5

Used for intermittent claudication

Pentoxyfylline

6

Antidote for methylxanthine overdose

Beta blockers

7

MOA of cromolyn, nedocromil, and lodoxamide

Prevents calcium influx; stabilizes mast cells

8

Controller of choice

Fluticasone

9

DOC for asthma prophylaxis

Corticosteroids

10

MOA of zileuton

Leukotriene synthesis inhibitor; inhibits 5-lipoxygenase

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MOA of montelukast

Blocks cysteinyl leukotriene-1 receptor for leukotrienes C4, D4, and E4

12

Used for aspirin-induced bronchospasm

Montelukast

13

Anti-IgE antibody; prophylaxis of severe, refractory asthma not responsive to all other drugs

Omalizumab

14

DOC for acute asthma attacks

Albuterol/salbutamol (Beta 2 agonist)

15

DOC for the prophylaxis of asthma

Inhaled corticosteroids (Beclomethasone)

16

Treatment of severe refractory chronic asthma

Prednisone (oral)

17

Parenteral steroid for status asthmaticus

Prednisolone

18

Causes insomnia and seizures

Theophylline