Beta 2 Agonists

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Features

-  Class of bronchodilators

-  Act on Beta 2 adrenoreceptors

-  Short or long acting

-  Often combined with steroid

 

Indications

-  Relief of bronchospasm in pts w asthma or COPD

-  Acute prophylaxis of asthma attacks (exercise..)

-  Tocolysis

 

Side Effects

-  Tremor 20%

-  Tachycardia

-  Reduces serum K+ in Hyperkalaemia

 

Medications

-  Short Acting

-  Salbutamol (Ventolin)

-  Terbutaline (Bricanyl)

-  Long Acting

-  Salmeterol (Serevent)

-  25-50mcg inh BD PRN

-  Eformeterol (Oxis)

-  6-12mcg inh BD PRN