Which medications in the drug class Bronchodilators are used in the treatment of Insect Bites?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: Boyd (Bo) D Burns, DO, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Bronchodilators

Through activation of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), beta agonists stimulate the ATPase pump, thereby shifting potassium into the intracellular compartment and stimulating an adrenergic response.

Albuterol (Ventolin)

Albuterol is a beta agonist useful in treating bronchospasms refractory to epinephrine. It relaxes bronchial smooth muscle by action on beta2 receptors and has little effect on cardiac muscle contractility. Numerous inhaled beta agonists are used for treatment of bronchospasm; albuterol is used most commonly.


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