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Classification of Bronchodilators – Drugs causing Bronchial Dilation

Classification of Bronchodilators
a) Bronchodilators Classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient
  1. Beta Agonists
  2. Anticholinergics
  3. Methyl xanthine Derivatives (Theophylline)
1. BETA 2 AGONISTS Bronchodilators
albuterolbitolterolpirbuterolmetoproterenolterbutaline and salmeterol, levalbuterol, isoproterenol, arfomoterol, biotolterol, isoetharine, fomoterol ,epinephrine
2. ANTICHOLINERGICS Bronchodilators
Ipratropium, Tiotropium, Atropine sulphate, Atropine HBr,
3.METHYLXANTHINES Bronchodilators
Theophylline, oxtriphylline, dyphylline, aminophylline

B ) Therapeutic Classification of Bronchodilators
1. Drugs used to treat Acute Asthma
Epinephrinealbuterol, salmeterol, levalbuterol,metoproterenol, terbutaline, theophylline
2. Drugs used in Allergic Reactions.
Epinephrine

3. Drugs used for Bronchospasms during prophylaxis
albuterol, salmeterol, formeterol,
4. Drugs used for Bronchospasms during Anaeathesia
isoproterenol
5. Drugs used for Adams Stokes Syndrome
Epinephrine, isoproterenol
6. Drugs used for Acute COPD
Albuterol, metaproterenol, levabuterol, bilolterol, isoproterenol, epinephrine, pirbuterol , Ipratropium, Tiotropium

7. Drugs used for Apnea of prematurity
Aminophylline

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