This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.
Commonly Prescribed For...
Mechanism Of Action - Adrenics & Steroids
Adrenergic Decongestants: Also known as sympathomimetics. α-adrenergic drugs stimulate the blood vessels of the upper respiratory tract in the nasal sinuses to constrict. This allows the nasal secretions to better drain from the swollen mucous membranes.
Steroid Decongestants: Reduce the inflammatory symptoms caused by invading organisms by inhibiting cells involved in the inflammatory response.
Generic & Trade Names
Claritin®, Dristan®, Drixoral®, Sinufrin®, Vicks®
Effects of sympathomimetic nasal decongestants (Drug Toxicity)
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MOAIs)
Additive pressure effects of sympathomimetic nasal decongestants
Precautions & Contraindications
Nasal Mucosal Infections