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Atrovent's Drug Therapy Case

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Key points to review with the Elliot regarding his drug therapy regimen Elliot will be educated on the new medications. He will learn that Atrovent is a long-acting puffer versus Ventolin is a short-acting puffer. He will be advised to take Atrovent as directed and make sure he is compliant on taking it daily in order to assist in controlling his symptoms in the long run. He would be informed that Atrovent will not help with shortness of breath on exertion. Therefore, if he feels like he needs quick relief of his symptoms, he needs to use the Ventolin puffer as a rescue puffer for shortness of breath. Reasons for changing HCTZ to Ramipril will be reviewed with Elliot. Pointing out that hydrchlorothiazide is a diuretic, which was responsible
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