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Example Question #47 : Drug Identification
All of the following are examples of adrenergic agonists except __________.
Albuterol, terbutaline, and salmeterol are all beta-2 adrenergic agonists. Beta-2 adrenergic agonists stimulate beta-2 adrenergic receptors, causing smooth muscle relaxation in the bronchial passages.
Tiotropium (trade name Spiriva) is an anticholinergic bronchodilators.
Example Question #48 : Drug Identification
Which of the following is an example of an inhaled steroid used in the treatment of asthma?
Fluticasone (trade name Flovent) is a synthetic glucocorticoid used in the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis.
Example Question #49 : Drug Identification
What class of drug is montelukast?
Long acting beta-2 agonist (LABA)
Montelukast is a leukotriene inhibitor. It acts by antagonism of the leukotriene receptor sites in bronchial wall smooth muscle to prevent wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma, and to treat other respiratory issues to promote proper ventilation.