Friday, July 6, 2012

MUCOLYTICS

Pharmacological sinusitis treatments

How do they work?

These are substances that destroy the different physicochemical structures for abnormal bronchial secretion, thus achieving easy elimination. Drugs that reduce the viscosity of the bronchial secretion when it is abnormally high are known as mucolytics.

What situations may give rise to problems related to these medicinal products?
  • In asthmatic patients with serious respiratory failure or in those with diseases that occur with bronchial spasms, a flow in secretions may cause the obstruction of the airways if expectoration is not adequate.
  • Patients with peptic ulcers may have nausea and vomiting and risk of gastric haemorrhages.
  • Adverse effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and gastric hyperacidity.
Do these drugs interact with other medicinal products?


Antibiotics: with cephalosporins and erythromycin lactobionate, the administration should be spaced out to intervals of at least two hours. Cough suppressants: may inhibit the cough reflex and cause pulmonary obstruction.

What should be recommended for their proper use?
 Drink a lot of water during treatment.



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