Pulmonary Medications

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Pulmonary Medications
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Pulmonary Medications
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  1. Bronchodilator
    Targets and relaxes muscles of the airway.
  2. Corticosteroid
    Targets and reduces inflammation and irritability of the airway.
  3. Long-acting beta agonist
    Bronchodilators, such as Albuterol and Xopenex, that relax airway muscles.
  4. Xopenex HFA
    • A bronchodilator, metered-dose inhaler.
    • Available at 45 microgram/actuation strength.
    • Also called rescue inhaler.
  5. Albuterol HFA
    • A bronchodilator, metered-dose inhaler.
    • Available at 90 mcg/act strength.
    • Also called rescue inhaler.
  6. Xopenex nebulizer solution
    • A bronchodilator, liquid solution.
    • Available at high strength: 1.25 mg/3ml
    • Medium strength: 0.63 mg/3ml
    • Low strength: 0.31 mg/3 ml
    • Concentrate: 1.25 mg/0.5 ml
    • Used with nebulizer Q4H-Q8H.
    • Also considered "rescue" medication.
  7. Albuterol nebulizer solution
    • A bronchodilator, liquid solution.
    • Available at high strength: 2.5 mg/3 ml (0.083%) pre-mix.
    • Low strength: 1.25 mg/3 ml pre-mix.
    • Concentrate: 5 mg/1 ml (0.5%)
    • Used with nebulizer Q4H-Q6H.
    • Also considered "rescue" medication.
  8. Pro-Air HFA Inhaler
    • Brand name for Albuterol inhaler.
    • Comes in red container.
    • No counter available.
  9. Ventolin HFA inhaler.

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