Flashcards in Respiratory Drugs Deck (8):
What are the actions of dextromethorphan?
Dextromethorphan depresses the cough center in the medulla.
What are some adverse effects of dextromethorphan?
Dizziness, respiratory depression, dry mouth
What are the indications of ephedrine?
Release of nasal congestion due to the common cold? Respiratory allergies and ear infections?
What are the actions of ephedrine?
Ephedrine releases norepinephrine and leads to vasoconstriction to decrease edema and inflammation.
What are the adverse effects of ephedrine?
Disorientation, confusion, lightheadedness, rebound congestion
What are contraindications for ephedrine?
Glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes
What are drug to drug interactions for dextromethorphan?
Should not be used with M a O inhibitorso