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When the inside layer of the bronchial tubes swells, it's likely to lead to bronchitis and this will cause your air passageway to fill up with mucus or phlegm. Since there's no cure for bronchitis what should be done is to treat the symptoms and attempt to relieve the discomfort and pain that comes along with the symptoms.
Here's a list of suggested and prescribed medicines to help you deal with bronchitis.
Bronchodilator is a medication which is breath into the mouth to treat bronchitis, which opens the bronchial tubes of the lungs. Brand names are Ventolin, Albuterol and Primatene.
These medicines give short or long term relief from the discomfort and pain. Long-term relief si to help control and reduce the symptoms. Dosages vary depending on on the severity the patient is experiencing. It's best to have your doctor prescribe the correct dosage.
Possible side effects include nervousness, tremors in the muscles, fast heartbeat and queasiness.
Antibiotics help to slow down and hopefully destroy the development of bacteria. Telithromycin is another alternative treatment for bronchitis. Antibiotics are believed to help relieve the symptoms of bronchitis including the reductionof coughs and colds.
There could be adverse side effects if your body isn't used to taking antibiotics, which might show up in the form of an irritated stomach, loose bowel movement, or skin irritations and even possible seizures.
Corticosteroids is in the group of “steroid hormones.” This medication helps a patient breathe easier. This drug can be taken by mouth or intravenously.
This medication has long-term side effects such as persistent infections, thinning of the skin, ulcers, and to some extent osteoporosis and cataracts if over used. On the other hand, short-term side effects of Corticosteroids could be weight gain, mood swings and increases in blood sugar and blood pressure.
Therefore, this medication should only be taken with the supervision of your doctor.
Doctors usually prescribe Ibuprofen to relieve the discomfort and pain from the symptoms of bronchitis. Brand names of Ibuprofen are Advil, Midol and Motrin.
Over doing it with this drug could have side effects such as tight bowel movements, anxiety, bloating, faintness, and possibly buzzing in the ears.
Cough Suppressants and Expectorants
Cough suppressant help those suffering from a bad cough without congestion in their nose. “Dextromethorphan” is an active ingredient of most cough suppressant. Cough suppressants surpressants include Vicks Formula and some Robitussin products.
Over usage of a cough suppressant could cause vomiting, an irritated stomach and sleepiness.
On the other hand, cough expectorants work in a way wherein it thins the mucus blocking the air passageway. “Guaifenisin” is the main ingredient available in a number of brand names.
Possible side effects may include vomiting, headache, faintness and skin rashes.
Although cough suppressants and expectorants are available over-the-counter, it's always best to consult your doctor for prescription geared to your specific condition.
Mucolytic is a type of medication that works to liquify thick mucus to help the sufferer breath better. This type of drug can cause common side effects such as abrupt stiffness of the air passageway, fever, vomiting and sleepiness.
As you can see, there are many different medications to deal with bronchitis. However, it's wise not to take these medications before consulting with your doctor to help avoid possible side effects which can make the medication as bad as the disease you're trying to relieve.
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