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1

What are the actions of dextromethorphan?

Dextromethorphan depresses the cough center in the medulla.

2

What are some adverse effects of dextromethorphan?

Dizziness, respiratory depression, dry mouth

3

What are the indications of ephedrine?

Release of nasal congestion due to the common cold? Respiratory allergies and ear infections?

4

What are the actions of ephedrine?

Ephedrine releases norepinephrine and leads to vasoconstriction to decrease edema and inflammation.

5

What are the adverse effects of ephedrine?

Disorientation, confusion, lightheadedness, rebound congestion

6

What are contraindications for ephedrine?

Glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes

7

What are drug to drug interactions for dextromethorphan?

Should not be used with M a O inhibitorso

8

What is Dextromethorphan and what are its indications?

Dextromethorphan is an antitussive and it controls nonproductive coughs.