7 Clinical Manifestations Dyspnea – difficulty breathingWheezingChest tightnessCough – chronic cough may be the only symptomSputum production
8 Precipitating Factors - Triggers Viral infections – especially with infants and young childrenAllergiesGERDCigarette smokeSmoggy air – smoke from firesWindy weather – hot and dry Santa Ana winds
9 Pathophysiology Broncho-constriction or bronchospasm Spasm aggravated by inflammation, mucosal edema and excessive mucusMast cells release substances that cause inflammation and constrictionAcute reaction to some trigger – reversible with treatment
15 Sympathomimetic agents M.O.A: 1. They act on 2 receptors in airway s. muscles. Stimulate adenyl cyclase cAMP in airway tissue Relaxation of smooth muscle →Brochodilatation 2. Mediator release is prevented 3. Microvascular leakage is prevented. 4. Mucociliary transport. Epinephrine: (1:1000) 0.4 ml sol sub/cut OR 320µg/ puff Ephedrine: oral admin, longer duration of action but less potent Isoproterenol: by inhaler
16 2 selective DrugsPotent and effective Bronchodilators effective after inhalation, s/c administration and orally. Inhalation:- Delivery of drugs by inhalation results in greatest effect with least systemic effects or toxicity. Aerosol deposition depends upon i. Particle size --- optimal size 2 – 5 µm 80 – 90% is deposited in month or pharynx --- Particle under 1 – 2 µm in size remain suspended and may be exhaled ii. Pattern of breathing (Tidal vol. and rate of air flow) deposition can be by holding the breath in inspiration. iii. Geometry of the airways.
18 Drugs used are Albuterol Metaproterinol by inhalation orally Drugs used are Albuterol Metaproterinol by inhalation orally. Terbutaline --- Inhalation, Tab, s/c Inj Bitolterol --- By inhalation only. Salmeterol and formoterol --- long acting / 12 hrs by inhalation, as metered dose inhalers Bronchodilatation is maximum by 30 Min. DOA is 2 – 3 hrs. Orally – one Tab 2 – 3 times / day. s/c Inj mg only Terbutaline given in severe asthma as emergency treatment Repeated inj. can cause cumulative effect. Fomoterol & Salmeterol:- Newer agents highly lipid soluble & they dissolve in s. muscle cell membrane, this acts as slow release depot so DOA is longer – 12 hrs. They are given by inhalation. Toxicity:- In general 2 selective agonists are safe a effective Bronchodilators when given in doses that do not cause systemic effects. 1. skeletal muscle tremor 2. nervousness 3. weakness
19 Advantages of inhalation 1. quicker local absorption2. prompt action3. lesser systemic effects
21 Muscarinic Antagonists MOA:- They competitively inhibit effect of Ach on muscarinic receptors.In the airway Ach is released from vagal N. ending it causes:Action on M2 rec in Bronchial smooth mus.Inhibition of Adenylyl cyclaseContraction of smooth muscles Action on M3rec in Bronchial mucous glandsFormation of IP3 & DAGSecretion of mucousThese effects are blocked so there is bronchodilatation and mucous secretion.
22 Prep. Used : Ipratropium bromide Dose: 1 mg ē Particle size 1 – 1.5µ They are effective bronchodilators and can cause bronchodilation ē out causing H.R ipratropium aerosol has localised action Bronchodilation is equal to 2 agonists.DOA: 5 hrsDose: 1 mg ē Particle size 1 – 1.5µAdverse effects:-Ipratropium Bromide:-
23 1. Pts. Intolerant to inhaled 2 agonists Clinical uses: They are effective bronchodilators. Although they partially reverse provoked bronchoconstriction they are of value in1. Pts. Intolerant to inhaled 2 agonists2. In pts. Of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)3. In acute severe asthma addition of Ipratropium enhances effect of 2 agonist albuterol.4. Investigative tools for studying P. sympath pathway in Bronchomotor response.
25 Glucocorticoids Hydrocortisone Dexamethasone Prednisolone Beclomethasone Budesonide Flunisolide Fluticasone Momatasone Triamcinolone Ciclesonide Used since 1950 for Br. Asthma precise MOA in Br. Asthma exactly was not known. If given for sometime :- They Br. Hyper reactivity. They air way caliber asthmatic attacks. MOA:- Potentiation of effect of agonists. Inhibition of Arachidonic acid LTs: ie; a PG Most Important MOA is :- Inhibition of eosinophilic mucosal inflammation if asthmatic airways. They inhibit cytokinins which initiate inflammation, Provoked by antigen inhalation or viral infection.HydrocortisoneDexamethasonePrednisolone
26 In mild disease AEROSOL is used urgent treatment is given when: Clinical Use:-The clinical trails have shown efficacy of corticosteroids in Asthma but still there is controversy over indication as when to start corticosteroids & in what dosage schedule.Chronic use results in severe adverse effects oral and Parentral corticosteroids are only given as urgent treatment.In mild disease AEROSOL is used urgent treatment is given when:
27 With bronchodilators no adequate improvement. Worsening of symptoms despite maintenance R/. R/ is started ē oral dose 30 – 60 mg Prednisone daily dose or I/V – 1 mg / kg of Methyl Prednisolone every 6 hrly.After improvement dose is gradually decreased over 7 – 10 days.
28 Cromolyn Sodium and Nedocromil Sodium These drugs prevent mast cell degranulation.Used for Prophylaxis of Br. Asthma.Source: SyntheticChemistry: Stable and Extremely insoluble salts.Ph. Kinetics:
29 Mechanism of ActionAlteration in delayed chloride channels in the cell membrane and inhibiting their activation.So inhibition of nerve cells – Inhibition of coughTo reduce the accumulation of I.C Ca++ induced by antigen in sensitized mast cells.Inhibition of mast cell degranulation in lungs: Early response to antigenic challenge is inhibited.Inhibition of Eosinophils, Monocytes & Neutrophils: Inhibition of late response.
30 Pharmacological Actions Primarily Prophylactic Human bronchoalveolar mast cells are most sensitive. i. Inhibit both exercise antigen induced asthma. ii.Chronic use may reduce overall bronchial reactivity iii.Bronchial smooth muscles are not relaxed but broncho- constriction is prevented due to decreased bronchial reactivity.
31 Therapeutic Uses Cromolyn: Used at all ages Nedocromil: Not below 12 years.For prophylaxis of Br. Asthma due to:Exercise.AspirinOccupational allergens like wood dust.Other unavoidable allergens.Allergic rhinitis & Hay fever.Systemic Mastocytosis.
32 Administration and Dosage By inhalation:In adults by metered dose inhaler 2.4 mg4 times dailyii. In children aerosol of 1% solution.Nasal sprayEye Drops
33 Adverse Effects Mainly localized Throat irritation Cough Dryness of mouthChest tightness and wheezing
34 Ketotifen Recently introduced prophylactic agent. MOA: Inhibits release of histamine and other mediators from the mast cells.Sustained inhibitory effect on H1-receptors.Given orally (1-2mg B.D) with food.It decreases Number, Severity and duration of asthmatic attacks.Adverse Effects: Drowsiness.
36 MethylxanthinesAminophylline Theophylline Theobromine Caffeine Absorption: Well from GIT when given orally absorption of rectal suppositories is unreliable. Absorption depend upon the type of preparation used. Microcrystalline: Complete and rapid absorption. Sustained Release: Therapeutic level for 12 hrs.
37 Mechanism of Action1. At higher conc. Inhibition of phospho- diestrase which causes increased concentration of IC cAMP which lead to smooth muscle relaxation and decreases Histamine release. 2. Inhibition of adenosine cells surface receptors which causes increased concentration of IC cAMP. 3. Low doses inhibit. The late response.
38 Pharmacological Actions CNS: Low & Moderate Doses Specially caffeine mild cortical arousal increase alertness deferral of fatigue. In Sensitive individuals one cup of coffee (100 mg caffeine) causes nervousness insomnia. High Doses: Nervousness, Tremors. At very High Doses: Medullar stimulation & convulsions In pt taking high doses of aminophylline- Nervousness & tremors occur as side effect.
39 CVS Effects: They have +ve chronotropic & +ve inotropic effect on heart. Low Doses: Due to inhibition of adenosine receptors At High Conc: PDE inhibition Very High Conc: Impaired sequestration of Ca++ by SR in sensitive individuals a few cups of coffee can cause cardiac arrhythmias. In general high doses of methylxanthines are toxic. B.V: In larger doses. Vascular smooth muscle is relaxed vasodilatation (except in cerebral B.Vessels) In ordinary doses or consumption of coffee etc usually TPR incr. due to catecholamines. Blood Viscosity and blood flow is improved. Mech. is not well defined. (pentoxyfylline a dimethylxanthine used in intermittent claudication.)
40 GIT: Increase gastric sec and other digestive enzymes. Effect on kidney. Weak diuresis due to increase G.F.R & decreased tub reabsorption. On bronchial smooth muscles. The Major Effect due to direct action on smooth muscle of bronchial tree is bronchodilatation. Inhibition of release of histamine: from lung tissue due to antigens – so broncho-constriction is prevented. Effect on Muco-cilliary transport is unknown.
41 On Skeletal Muscles: increases strength, reversal of fatigue of diaphragm.
42 Adverse Effects of Theophylline Related to increasing plasma Conc. TremorsInsomniaRestlessnessArrhythmiaAccidental over dosage- Death
43 Status Asthmatics”Now known as “Acute Severe Asthma”, patient is unable to utter a complete sentence, condition potentially life threatening.The patient usually adopts a upright posture fixing shoulder girdle to assist accessory muscle of respiration.
44 Notice the look of patient Pulse rate > 120 / minResp rate > 25 / minPEF %CyanosisPerspirationNotice the look of patient
45 Arterial Blood gases: Status asthmaticus Often accompanied by un-productive cough,worsening the dyspnoea.(Peak flow <50%)central cyanosisTachycardia, >120/min,Arterial Blood gases:1. Increased CO2 tension (Normal 5-6Kpa).2. Severe hypoxaemia (<8kPa) even if O2 Inhalation started.3. Decreased pH or Increased H+
46 Pulsus paradoxus,sweating, usually are the accompanied features.On Percussion, note is hyper-resonantOn Auscultation, air entry decreased or “Silent Chest” is ominous sign, inspiratory, expiratory High pitched rhonchi may be present
47 2. To restore pulmonary function. Management Aims:To avoid mortality.2. To restore pulmonary function.3. To prevent relapse.
49 1. Oxygen inhalations ( highest available conc. Should be used 1. Oxygen inhalations ( highest available conc. Should be used. Arterial blood Pa O2 of > Pa be maintained.)2. β2 agonist (nebulization)Salbutamol 2.5 – 5 mgTerbutaline mgRepeat after 30 min if needed or continuous nebulization of aerosolized Albetrol.3. Systemic steroids:I/V Hydrocortisone 200mg or oral prednisolone mg
50 IF FEATURES PERSIST4. Ipratropium bromide 0.5 mg added to nebulization of Beta 2 agonist.5. Aminophylline 250 mg i/v diluted in 20ml 0f 5% dextrose is given in bolus over 20 minutes (very slowly).Subsequently 500mg Aminophylline diluted in 5% D/W infusion over next 3 hrs.The patients who are not already on aminophylline or β2 agonist terbutaline or salbutamol 250μg i/v over 10 min can be given.
51 6. in selected cases even adrenaline 0. 5-0 6. in selected cases even adrenaline mg sub/cutaneously can be considered.7. Assisted Ventilation may be considered for those who are not responding (IPPR) by endotracheal intubation.(Coma, Resp. Arrest, Exhaustion, Determination of arterial blood gases)
52 Subsequently: 1. Continue O2 Inhalations. 2. Orally Prednisolon 30-60mg /day OR3. I/V 200mg Hydrocortisone Hemisuccinate 6hly (In more ill)If good response with Initial β2 nebulization. Repeat it 4hly.4. Rehydrate patients, as usually they are dehydrated and have decreased B.P.
53 Drug ReactionsCIMETIDINE incr. plasma level of aminophyllineERYTHROMYCIN sameVERAPAMIL sameBENZODIAZEPINES can lead to sedation and are contraindicated.Beta Blockers …….. Extremely contraindicated.
54 Monitoring Treatment: PEF recording after min.Repeat arterial blood gases measurements.Repeat pH or H+.Measure Serum levels of theophylline? If treated with Aminophylline. (Maintain µmol)
55 Adverse Effects of Drugs SummaryAdverse Effects of Drugs1. Beta AgonistsPalpitations/Tachycardia.Tremors.Sweating.2. AminophyllineAnxiety.Arrhythmia.Insomnia.Palpitations.3. IpratropiumDryness of Mouth.Blurred Vision.Palpitations.4. AdrenalineHypertension.Tremors.Palpitation.Arrhythmia.Angina pectoris