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Overview of Systemic Pharmacotherapeutics of the Respiratory System


Also see Principles of Therapy of Respiratory Disease.

Drugs used to treat respiratory tract diseases fall into several categories: antitussives, bronchodilators, anti-inflammatories, expectorants, decongestants, and respiratory stimulants. In addition, antimicrobials and antifungals are important in the therapy of many respiratory diseases.

Last full review/revision October 2014 by Patricia M. Dowling, DVM, MSc, DACVIM, DACVCP

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