This site is intended for healthcare professionals only

Prescribing inhaled bronchodilators and inhaler devices

Written by: | Published:

Bronchodilators are used to treat conditions such Bronchodilators are used to treat conditions such as COPD

Inhaled bronchodilators act on the airways, including the trachea, the bronchi and bronchioles. They work by relaxing airway smooth muscle and are central to the treatment of airway disorders, such as asthma1 and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)2. There are two major classes of inhaled bronchodilators, beta2-adrenoceptor agonists and muscarinic receptor antagonists.3

Beta2-adrenoceptor agonists


Please login or register to read the rest of the article and to have access to downloads and comments.


What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag

This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright.
See Terms and Conditions.

Most read articles from Practice Nursing Journal

Practice Nursing Journal latest issue and most read articles.

Click here to read a selection of free to access articles from Practice Nursing Journal

Newsletter

Sign up to the newsletter

About

Independent Nurse is the professional resource for primary care and community nurses, providing clinical articles for practice nurses and prescribers.

Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date with the latest nursing news.

Stay Connected

Stay social with Independent Nurse by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook or connecting on LinkedIn.

Archive

Need access to some of our older articles? You can view our archive, or alternatively contact us.

Contact Us

MA Healthcare Ltd.
St Jude's Church, Dulwich Road
London, SE24 0PB

Tel: +44 (0)20 7738 5454
Registered in England and Wales No. 01878373

Meet the team

Authors

Find out how to contribute to Independent Nurse here.