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Beta agonists

Albuterol
Salmeterol
Metaproterenol
Terbutaline
Formoterol
Epinephrine
Isoproterenol

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Albuterol

Selective Beta2 agonist

2

Salmeterol

Selective Beta2 agonist

3

Metaproterenol

Selective Beta2 agonist

4

Terbutaline

Selective Beta2 agonist

5

Formoterol

Selective Beta2 agonist

6

Albuterol
Mechanism of action

Selective Beta2 agonist

7

Salmeterol
Mechanism of action

Selective Beta2 agonist

8

Albuterol
Effect

Prompt, efficacious bronchodilation

9

Prompt, efficacious bronchodilation

Albuterol
Effect

10

Salmeterol
Effects

Slow onset, primarily preventive action; potentiates corticosteroid effects

11

Slow onset, primarily preventive action; potentiates corticosteroid effects

Salmeterol
Effects

12

Albuterol
Clinical applications

Asthma
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Drug of choice in acute asthmatic bronchospasm

13

Asthma
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Drug of choice in acute asthmatic bronchospasm

Albuterol
Clinical applications

14

Salmeterol
Clinical applications

Asthma prophylaxis

15

Asthma prophylaxis

Salmeterol
Clinical applications

16

Albuterol
Toxicity

Tremor
Tachycardia
Overdose: arrhythmias

17

Tremor
Tachycardia
Overdose: arrhythmias

Albuterol
Salmeterol

Toxicity

18

Salmeterol
Toxicity

Tremor
Tachycardia
Overdose: arrhythmias

19

Epinephrine

Nonselective Alpha and Beta agonist

20

Nonselective Alpha and Beta agonist

Epinephrine

21

Epinephrine
Mechanism of action

Nonselective Alpha and Beta agonist

22

Epinephrine
Effects

Bronchodilation plus all other sympathomimetic effects on cardiovascular and other organ systems

23

Bronchodilation plus all other sympathomimetic effects on cardiovascular and other organ systems

Epinephrine
Effects

24

Epinephrine
Clinical applications

Anaphylaxis
Asthma
(Others)
Rarely used for asthma (Beta2-selective agents preferred)

25

Anaphylaxis
Asthma
(Others)
Rarely used for asthma (Beta2-selective agents preferred)

Epinephrine
Clinical applications

26

Isoproterenol

Beta1 and Beta2 agonist

27

Beta1 and Beta2 agonist

Isoproterenol

28

Isoproterenol
Mechanism of action

Beta1 and Beta2 agonist

29

Isoproterenol
Effects

Bronchodilation plus powerful cardiovascular effects