Respiratory drugs are medicinal agents used to relieve, treat, or prevent respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. They can be ingested orally in the form of tablets and liquids, injections and inhalations, deploying the medication directly to the lungs thereby increasing its potency and effectiveness.
Although most drugs contain only a single medicine, inhalers may harbour combinations such as bronchodilator and glucocorticoid.
Respiratory medication can be broadly classified into 4 main categories namely Relievers, Symptom Controllers, Preventers and Combination drugs.
Relievers are short acting bronchodilators, expressly short-acting beta 2 agonists, short- acting muscarinic antagonist, andMethylxanine.Symptom Controllers on the other hand are long acting bronchodilator such as long-acting beta 2 agonist and long-acting muscarinic antagonists. Preventer drugs are anti-inflammatory in nature a couple of example being Corticosteroid and mast cell stabiliser. Lastly, combination respiratory drugs are a mix of the above three categories designed to exhibit increases effectiveness.
Respiratory drugs come in many classes, listed below:
- Antiasthmatic Combinations
- Leukotriene Modifiers
- Lung Surfactants
- Miscellaneous Respiratory Agents
- Respiratory Inhalant Products
- Selective Phosphodiesterase-4 Inhibitors
|Thiopental Sodium for Injection
|100mg / 300mg
|Etofylline& Theophylline Injection
|Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection
|Lignocaine Hydrochloride Injection
|30 ml Amp
|Cetirizine HCl, Paracetamol& Phenylephrine HCl Suspension
|Cetirizine Hydrochloride &Ambroxol Hydrochloride Syrup