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Ch 17: Medications for Colds & Coughs

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter examine common medications for colds and coughs. Use this mobile-friendly chapter to get ahead or catch up in a pharmacology class, study for an exam, supplement your textbook or get extra homework help.

Medications for Colds & Coughs - Chapter Summary

If you need to study cough and cold medications, you're in the right place. This convenient pharmacology chapter outlines essential information about dextromethorphan, pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine and guaifenesin. You'll be able to reinforce your understanding of these medications by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. The chapter is accessible on any computer or mobile device, and you can review these engaging lessons at a time that fits your schedule. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Assess the side effects and dosages of guaifenesin and dextromethorphan
  • Evaluate pseudoephedrine and guaifenesin overdoses
  • Differentiate between pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine
  • Describe drug interactions for albuterol and guaifenesin

6 Lessons in Chapter 17: Medications for Colds & Coughs
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Guaifenesin: Drug Interactions, Side Effects & Overdose

1. Guaifenesin: Drug Interactions, Side Effects & Overdose

Guaifenesin is a common medication used to treat chest congestion. This lesson discusses risks associated with its usage including possible drug interactions, known side effects, and potential for overdose.

Guaifenesin: Uses & Dosage

2. Guaifenesin: Uses & Dosage

In this lesson, we will look at the use of guaifenesin as an expectorant as well as go over the various forms and dosages of this over-the-counter medication for adults and children.

Dextromethorphan: Dosage & Side Effects

3. Dextromethorphan: Dosage & Side Effects

Tired of coughing? Maybe dextromethorphan could help you. But don't take it without knowing its important side effects first! This lesson covers that and some routine dosages.

Pseudoephedrine: Abuse & Overdose

4. Pseudoephedrine: Abuse & Overdose

This lesson discusses pseudoephedrine, the readily available stimulant medication. It covers potential for abuse and misuse, it's role in methamphetamine and reason for it's regulations, and review overdose concerns.

Pseudoephedrine vs. Phenylephrine

5. Pseudoephedrine vs. Phenylephrine

It can be hard to choose the right medication when you are sick. In this lesson, we will compare two commonly used medications - pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine.

Albuterol: Drug Interactions

6. Albuterol: Drug Interactions

This lesson is going to give more information on albuterol, a commonly prescribed asthma medication. We will learn about the most common drug interactions and what happens when they interact.

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