Which drugs are safe for the treatment of status asthmaticus during pregnancy?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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The above drugs, especially albuterol, are safe to use during pregnancy. Beta2-agonists act via stimulation of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (AMP)–mediated bronchodilation. The airway is rich in beta receptors; the stimulation of these receptors relaxes airway smooth muscles, increases mucociliary clearance, and decreases mucous production.


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