Discussion Topics, Chapter 55, Drugs Acting on the Lower Respiratory Tract
Mr. Wong has severe obstructive pulmonary disease. He presents to the clinic today with an exacerbation of his disease. The doctor has decided to start theophylline (Theo-Dur) 200 mg twice a day.
a. What are the concerns for patients on theophylline therapy?
What are the adverse effects for patients taking theophylline?
Jean Claude has asthma, and his health care team has decided to add fluticasone (Flovent) 220 mcg twice a day in the orally inhaled form.
a. How does fluticasone improve asthma symptoms?
What are the most important points that Jean Claude needs to understand about taking this new medication?
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