NURS 6521 – Advanced Pharmacology | NURS 6521 – Advanced Pharmacology | Walden University
Short acting beta agonists like albuterol and ipratropium bromide can be used to quickly relieve symptoms. They act rapidly to relax muscles around the airways which allows for more oxygen. These drugs may cause a rise in heart rate and shakiness, so patients should be informed about any side effects. For faster relief, some patients might use a rescue drug that includes both the controller and emergency medications. However, this inhaler should not be taken as an alternative to their current long-term medications.
Overall, depending on each patient’s individual condition there are numerous treatment options available that can provide significant improvements in managing their asthma over time; however it is also important for them to understand how different drugs might affect them in order make informed decisions about which ones are most suitable