diluents/mucolytics

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diluents/mucolytics
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  1. fluid, that makes solution a substance less concentrated, less viscous, or more liquid
    diluents
  2. name 4 diluents
    • normal saline
    • hypotonic saline
    • hypertonic saline
    • sterile distilled water
  3. drugs that break the sputum down chemically for more effective expectoration
    mucolytics
  4. name 3 mucolytics
    • acetylcysteine (mucomyst)
    • dornase alfa (pulmozyme, rhDnase)
    • sodium bicarbonate (2% NaHCO3)
  5. acetylcysteine is available in how much % of solution
    10 or 20%
  6. mucomyst breaks down
    disulfide bonds in the sputum-- decreasing sputums viscosity
  7. what is the common side effect of acetlcysteine
    bronchospasms
  8. acetylcysteine causes bronchospasms, what should be given to prevent or treat this?
    bronchodilator
  9. which mucolytics should u use for pt with CF or bronchiectasis
    acetylcysteine and dornase alfa
  10. which mucolytic must be kept refrgerated and protected from light
    dornase alfa--pulmozyme, RhDnase)

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