upper respiratory drugs

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upper respiratory drugs
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2010-03-13 09:38:02
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drugs to treat upper respiratory
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  1. what are intranasal glucocorticoids used to treat
    allergic rhinitis characterized by sneezing, itching , watery eyes
  2. what is the prototye intranasal glucocorticoid
    • flonase
    • other commone ones are beconase
    • rhinocort
    • nasaslide
    • nasarel
    • nasonex
    • nasocort
  3. intranasal cortcocoicoids- flonase
    mech of action
    primary use
    adverse effect
    who should avoid
    mech of action- decreases local inflammationin nasal passages, reducing stuffiness

    • Primary use- seasonal allergic rhinitis
    • adverse effects- nasal irritaion, epistaxis

    these drugs can worsen asthma attacks leading to respiratory failure

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