Canterbury DHB


Retained Secretions

When considering the appropriate drug therapy, note the following:

One of the following agents can be helpful. Do not use concurrently:

See Kintzel PE, Chase SL, Thomas W, Vancamp DM, Clements EA. "Anticholinergic medications for managing noisy respirations in adult hospice patients". Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009 Mar 1;66(5):458-64.

About this Canterbury DHB document (4120):

Document Owner:

Kate Grundy (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

December 2015

Next Review:

December 2017


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Topic Code: 4120