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Posing this for my reference & for others.
Helps when I want to quikly look up & clarify what drug someone has mentioned they are taking.

[B][U][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Red"]BRONCHODILATORS[/COLOR] Beta 2 agonists) RESCUE SHORT ACTING INHALERS[/SIZE][/U][/B]

[B][U](Brand name/Drug Name)[/U][/B]
[U]1. Xopenex(levalbuterol) [/U]*Some people report less jittery side effects than allbuterol
[U]2. Proventil & Ventolin [/U](albuterol/U.S. name-Salbutamol/non U.S. name)
* Albuterol is levalbuterol & dexalbuteral
[U]3. Maxair Autohaler[/U] (pirbuterol)

[U]4. Combivent Aerosol Inhalation [/U] (ipratropium bromide long term bronchodilator controller med & albuterol sulfate quick rescue Anticholinergic Beta2-Agonist bronchodilator)
[SIZE="2"]Indicated for treatment of COPD not asthma/works within 15 min.,best after 1 to 2 hours, lasts 3/4/6 hours)
Indicated for use in patients with (COPD) on a regular aerosol bronchodilator who continue to have evidence of bronchospasm and who require a second bronchodilator.

2 [B][U][SIZE="3"][COLOR="red"]BRONCHODILATORS[/COLOR]/RESCUE SHORT ACTING NEBULIZED[/SIZE][/U][/B]
[U]1. Bronkometer & Bronkosol [/U](isoetharine)


[B][U][SIZE="3"][COLOR="red"]BRONCHODILATORS[/COLOR] (ANTICHOLINERGICS/REDUCE MUSCLE SPASMS NON RESCUE INHALERS/SHORT ACTING
[/SIZE][/U][/B]

1. [U]Atrovent[/U] (Ipratropium bromide)
Prescribed for long-term treatment of bronchial spasms (wheezing) associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary.


[B][U] [SIZE="3"][COLOR="red"]BRONCHODILATORS[/COLOR] (beta2-adrenergic) NON RESCUE/lONG ACTING INHALED[/SIZE][/U][/B]
[U]1. Foradil [/U](formoterol)
[U]2. Serevent & Serevent Diskus[/U] (Salmeterol xinafoate)
*Advair contains salmeterol & fluticasone
[U]3. SPIRIVA HandiHaler[/U] (tiotropium bromide inhalation powder)anticholinergic maintenance drug
treatment of bronchospasm (airway narrowing)
It works for full 24 hours to help your airways stay open all day

[B][U][SIZE="3"]ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS/DAILY MAINTENANCE DRUGS)[/SIZE][/U][/B]

[B][U]1. Inhaled Corticosteroids (steroids)[/U][/B]
[U] Flovent [/U](fluticasone)
[U] Qvar [/U](beclomethasone) More dangerous than flovent?
[U] Pulmicort Powder[/U] (Budesonide)*low dosage prescribed for children 12mnths to 8 yrs
[U] Asmanex [/U](Mometasone)
[U] Azmacort (Triamcinolone acetonide)[/U]

[B][U]2. Cromolyn Capsules/Inhalation[/U][/B]

[B][U]3. Leukotriene Modifiers *[/U][/B]Leukotrienes are released by mast cell when asthma trigger/allergy is encountered
[U]Singulair pills[/U]

[B][U]4. Oral Steroids[/U][/B]
[U]Prednisone & Methylprednisolone[/U]

[B][U][SIZE="3"]CONBINATION ANTI-INFLAMMATORY & BRONCHODILATOR MEDS[/SIZE][/U][/B]
[U]1. Symbicort Turbuhaler(UK)[/U] is a combination of Pulmicort (Budesonide/antiinflammatory corticosteroid steroid) & Oxis (Formoterol/rapid-acting and long-lasting bronchodialator)

[U]2. Advair Diskus Inhaler[/U] is a combination of Serevent (salmeterol long acting bronchodilator) & fluticasone(corticosteroid steroid)



[B][U][SIZE="3"]RELAXES AIRWAY MUSCLES & STIMULATES BREATHING[/SIZE][/U][/B]
[U] Theophylline/Ephederine
[/U] * Not used very much any more, has some anti inflammatory qualities, can build up to toxic levels blood, must be monitored
1. Tedral pills (Tedrigen, Theophen, Theotal)

[B][U][SIZE="3"]ANTI IGE DRUGS[/SIZE][/U][/B]
1. [U]Xolair shots (Omalizumab)[/U] - is a recombinant DNA-derived humanized IgG1 antibody that selectively binds to human immunoglobulin E (IgE) in your blood.
Stops allergic reaction before it starts by blocking the Ige antibody that causes the reaction


[B][U][SIZE="3"]IMMUNOMODULATORS[/SIZE][/U][/B] – SUPPRESSES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Inhaled anti inflammatory

[B][U][SIZE="3"]COMPOUNDS[/SIZE][/U][/B]
[U]Heterocyclic thiourea (HCT)[/U] prevents the release of leukotrienes from mast cells
[U]GE2 molecule [/U]– genectically engineered fusion protein prevents both mast cells & basophils from releasing histamine.
[U]Interleukin 4 & 5 inhibitors[/U] – cytokines prevent the production of interleukin 5

[B][U][SIZE="3"]GENETIC TREATMENTS[/SIZE][/U][/B]





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