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Albuterol (Proventil) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Proventil?

albuterol

What is the Trade Name for albuterol?

Proventil

What are the Indications of Albuterol (Proventil) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

bronchodilator used to prevent airway obstruction in asthma and COPD

What are the Actions of Albuterol (Proventil) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

binds to Beta2 adrenergic receptors in the airway leading to relaxation of the smooth muscles in the
airways

What is the Therapeutic Class of Albuterol (Proventil) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

bronchodilator

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Albuterol (Proventil) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

adrenergic

What are the Nursing Considerations of Albuterol (Proventil) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • may decrease the effectiveness of Beta Blockers
  • use caution with
    • heart disease
    • diabetes
    • glaucoma
    • seizure disorder
  • overuse of inhalers can lead to bronchospasm
  • monitor for chest pain and palpitations
  • can decrease digoxin levels

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