differentage groups and decongestants
- a. Decongestants: directly affect the alpha receptors of blood vessels in the nasal mucosa, causing vasoconstriction. This reduces blood flow, fluids movement, and mucosal edema.
- b. Adverse reactions include: nervousness, nausea, dizziness, tachycardia, dysrhythmia, and transient increase in blood pressure.
- c. these are NOT to be used in infants and toddlers because of inadvertent overdosesd. rebound congestion