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Revision Questions: Respiratory (Preview)

Sample Questions

  1. Name two short-acting beta2 agonists.
  2. What is the purpose of a spacer?
  3. List five drugs (excluding antidepressants) which can contribute to serotonin toxicity.
  4. What are the common side effects associated with inhaled corticosteroids?
  5. Theophyllines have limited use and only used in severe asthma and COPD due its side effects. List the common side effects.

Sample Answers

  1. Salbutamol and terbutaline.
  2. Eformoterol and salmeterol.
  3. Spacers are used with a metered-dose inhaler for people who have problems with hand-breath coordination. They are useful for children, elderly and adults who are experiencing local side effects or poor coordination. Large volume spacers are more efficient but less convenient to carry around.
  4. Dysphonia, oropharyngeal candidiasis, bruising, facial skin irritation following nebulisation.
  5. Side effects: nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, gastro-oesophageal reflux, headache, insomnia, irritability, anxiety, tremor, palpitations. Theophyllines also have a narrow therapeutic range.

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