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Anticholinergic Bronchodilators (OVERVIEW) | Parasympatholytic Agents

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What is an Anticholinergic Bronchodilator? This video breaks down the definition and provides a quick overview of Parasympatholytic Agents.

Anticholinergic bronchodilators are a class of medications that are common in the field of respiratory care they’re used to treat obstructive conditions such as asthma chronic bronchitis and copd this video will provide you with a quick overview of this type of medication so if you’re ready let’s get into it first and foremost what is an anticholinergic

Bronchodilator an anticholinergic agent is a drug that acts on the parasympathetic nervous system it blocks the mechanism of action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which promotes relaxation of the smooth muscles in the airways of the lungs this is why it’s effective in treating bronchospasm and many patients with respiratory conditions are treated with

Both anticholinergic agents and beta-2 agonists now let’s talk about the types of anticholinergic bronchodilators there are three primary types and they are short acting long acting and ultra long acting short acting anticholinergic agents are known as rescue drugs because they are used to treat acute bronchospasm for example an acute asthma attack long-acting

Anticholinergic agents are known as maintenance medications because they are used to control and maintain conditions that cause chronic bronchospasm an example would be patients with stable asthma or copd who are not having an acute episode or exacerbation and ultra-long-acting anticholinergic agents have a similar mechanism of action as long-acting agents so

To simplify things if a patient were having an acute attack a fast short-acting bronchodilator would be indicated for immediate help but if the patient is in stable condition this is where a long-acting bronchodilator would be useful to help keep the condition under control now let’s go through some examples of each type the short-acting anticholinergic agents

Include hypertrophium bromide or atrovent the hypertrophium bromide and albuterol combination which is called combivent and oxytropium bromide or oxy vent an example of a long-acting anti-cholinergic agent is aclidinium bromide or tudorsa and some examples of ultra-long-acting anticholinergic agents include tiotropium bromide or spiriva and eumeclidenium or anuro

Keep in mind these were just a few examples of common types of this medication we actually have a full guide on our website if you want to dive deeper and learn more about this topic i will drop a link to it right below this video down in the description but moving right along now let’s talk about the adverse side effects of anticholinergic bronchodilators here

Are some of the most common examples tachycardia dry mouth increased body temperature cessation of sweating dilated pupils fluid retention and in some cases anxiety the severity of each side effect varies from patient to patient but these are just some of the common ones to look out for real quick guys do me a huge favor and hit the like button it really helps

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Be familiar with and this is especially true for a respiratory therapist we’ll be going even deeper into medications in future videos so again definitely subscribe if you haven’t done so already and just one final reminder this video is for educational and informational purposes only please speak with your doctor for medical advice and treatment for yourself or

For your patients thank you so much for watching all the way to the end have a blessed day and as always breathe easy my friend you

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