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NERVOUS SYSTEM DRUGS

Cholinergic Medications

– Stimulates the parasymphatetic System

Initiates action of Ach and stimulates cholinergic receptors

Used to treat:

  • Bladder functions
  • Glaucoma
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Medications

  1. Pilocarpine (Pilocar)
  2. Bethanicol Chloride (Duvoid)

Adverse Reaction:

As a result of (overstimulation of the parsympahtetic Nervous system)

  • Headache
  • Hypotension
  • Flushing
  • Bradycardia

Notify if patient has shortness of breath

ANTICHOLINERGIC MEDICATIONS

– Prevents the cholinergic effects by blocking the action of the Ach

Used For:

  • decreases GI spasms
  • helps alleviate symtpoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Reducces gastric and ssalivary secretions

Medications

  • Atropine
  • Benztropine (Cogentin)
  • Scopolamine

Interventions

Contranindicated with:

  • narrow angle glaucoma
  • myasthenia gravis

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