Albuterol

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Albuterol
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2013-08-10 14:05:57
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  1. Albuterol
         (a) Name
         (b) Classification
    • (a) Albuterol
    •      Proventil
    •      Ventolin
    • (b) Bronchodilator
  2. Albuterol
         Action
    • Relaxes bronchial smooth muscles    
    • Reduces airway resistance
  3. Albuterol
         (a) Indications
         (b) Contraindications
    • (a) Bronchospasm caused by:
    •       -Acute asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis
    •       -Toxic gas inhalation, Near drowning
    •       -Drug overdose, Pulmonary edema
    •      Crush Syndrome:
    •       -Suspected hyperkalemia
    •       -Crush force>4 hrs
    • (b) Symptomatic Tachydysrhythmias
  4. Albuterol
         Adverse Effects
    • Cardiovascular
    •       -Tachycardia
    •       -Hypertension
    • Respiratory
    •       -Cough
    •       -Wheezing
    • Neurological
    •       -Tremors
    •       -Nervousness
    •       -Headache/Dizziness
    • Gastrointestinal
    •       -Nausea
  5. Albuterol
         (a) Adminsitration
    • Respiratory:
    •      5mg in 6cc NS by hand held
    •      nebulizer/mask over 5-15 minutes.
    •      May repeat PRN.
    • Crush Syndrome:
    •      5mg in 6cc NS continuous mask
    •      nebulizer
  6. Albuterol
         Pediatric
    • 0-1 yr:
    •      2.5mg in 3cc NS by hand held
    •      nebulizer/mask over 5-15 mins.
    •      May repeat PRN     
    • >1 yr:
    •      Same as adult dose.     
    • Crush Syndrome:
    •      Same as adult
  7. Albuterol
         (a) Onset
         (b) Duration
    • (a) 5-15 mins
    • (b) 4-6 hrs

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