In the event that the anticholinergic
does not improve her symptoms, the participants were asked which intervention they would then recommend.
Obviously, this finding raises concern because of the recent interest in use of anticholinergics
in asthma," Lee stated.
also are used to treat and prevent vertigo and sea sickness.
Until now, it has been "uncertain" whether inhaled anticholinergics
caused detrimental urologic effects.
A subtle presentation of delirium from prescribed anticholinergics
may be confused with worsening dementia.
This article will review anticholinergic
bron-chodilator agents available and their indication for use.
, or combination therapy depends on the availability and the response of a given patient in terms of symptom relief and side effects.
With rare exceptions, an anticholinergic
drug should not be added to an atypical antipsychotic--it's likely to increase negative symptoms and cognitive dysfunction, and magnify the risk of tardive dyskinesia.
When reviewing high-risk medications (psychotropics, hypertensive/heart, hypoglycemics, diuretics, opiolds, anticholinergics
, anticonvulsants, anticoagulants),assess how effective they are for the target indications, and what is the likelihood of their contributing to a fall.
will experience the strongest growth, particularly in COPD, to become the second-best selling class.
If the findings translate to humans, it would mean that drugs that block acetylcholine - called anticholinergics
- could be used to treat asthma patients that experience late phase responses following exposure to allergens.
Physicians should inform patients with COPD about the risk of acute urinary retention associated with inhaled anticholinergics
and determine the optimal choice of therapy for their patients," said Dr.
Experience with 100 cases treated with botulinum-A toxin injections in the detrusor muscle for idiopathic overactive bladder syndrome refractory to anticholinergics
For older adults--who may use three or four different drugs simultaneously--side effects such as falls may be greatly multiplied by anticholinergics
The second set of results that revealed possible adverse effects from inhaled anticholinergics
came from a meta-analysis of 17 previously reported studies that involved a total of 14,783 patients with COPD.