Okay, so let’s wrap this up.
And beta-2 receptor agonist, SABA (the
short acting beta-2 adrenergic agonist)
or the rescue medication for acute
exacerbations is the one of choice.
LABAs are used not for an acute attack
but to prevent attacks moving forward.
Anticholinergics are predominantly used for
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
but there is an off-label use for asthma
so you’re likely to see patients
taking an anticholinergic as part
of their plan.
Methylxanthines used to be the popular
kid but they're not so much anymore.
It’s not a first line drug.
It has a really narrow therapeutic window, you need to
have lab work and if you reach toxic levels of over 30,
you’re gonna have some seizures or
some possible cardiac dysrhythmias.
So that’s a look at the medications that we use
to treat bronchoconstriction in your patients.
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