Category Archives: Bronchodilators

Respiratory drugs table: pharmacology of asthma and COPD

The Dept. of Pharmacology at University of Utah posted in their website tables to review respiratory pharmacology. This study aid analizes therapeutic uses & specificity, toxicity and side effects of the following drug classes:

  • Bronchodilators: epinephrine, Ephedrine, Isoproterenol, Terbutaline, Isoetharine, Ipratropium bromide, Theophylline, Aminophylline.
  • Leukotriene D4 receptors antagonists:Zafirlukast, Zileutron.
  • Inhibition of mast cell degranulation: Cromolyn sodium, Nedocromil sodium´
  • Corticosteroids: Beclomethasone, Flunisolide, Tramcinolone acetonide, Prednisone

Download: table of agents used for the treatment of asthma and COPD

An FDA advisory panel voted to ban formoterol (Serevent) and salmeterol (Foradil)

From JournalWatch: FDA Panel Votes to Ban Two Drugs for Asthma An advisory panel to the FDA voted Thursday to ban two long-acting beta agonists, Serevent (salmeterol) and Foradil (formoterol), for treating asthma in adults and children. When taken without an inhaled corticosteroid, these drugs canContinue Reading

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