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Ammonium Chloride (Uroeze)

Acidifying Agent Highlights Of Prescribing Information • Urinary acidifier; treatment of metabolic alkalosis • Contraindicated in patients with hepatic failure or uremia • Potential adverse effects are primarily GI distress; IV use may lead to metabolic acidosis • May increase excretion of quinidine; decrease efficacy of erythromycin or aminoglycosides in urine What Is Ammonium Chloride… Read More »

Aminophylline Theophylline

Phosphodiesterase Inhibitor Bronchodilator Highlights Of Prescribing Information • Bronchodilator drug with diuretic activity; used for bronchospasm & cardiogenic pulmonary edema • Narrow therapeutic index in humans, but dogs appear to be less susceptible to toxic effects at higher plasma levels • Therapeutic drug monitoring recommended • Many drug interactions What Is Aminophylline Theophylline Used For?… Read More »

Opioid Analgesics

Opioid analgesics (narcotic analgesics) produce their pharmacological effects by binding to specific opioid receptors, located primarily in the central nervous system (CNS). Although a number of structurally different receptors have been identified, the most important appear to be the μ (mu), δ (delta) and κ (kappa) receptors, more recently renamed OP3, OP1 and OP2 receptors,… Read More »