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examples of corticosteroids
cortisone
hydrocortisone
methylprednisolone
prednisolone
triamcinolone
betamethasone
dexamethasone
nursing considerations for corticosteroids
- risk of cushings syndrome
- signs of immunosuppresion, therfore protect from infection
- blood glucose levels
- wound healing impairment
- decrease gastric mucous production
- hypernatremia
- hypokalemia
- decrease bone, muscular density
- mood and behavior changes
contraindications for corticosteroids
- pregnancy
- lactation
-
assessment corticosteroids
- allergies
- drug history
- possible drug interactions
- complete physical
- reason for med
- for long-term therapy:
- serum sodium
- potasium level
- hematocrit
- hemoglobin
- blood glucose level
- BUN
cortisone
short acting glucocorticoid

Cortistan
Cortone

PO; 20-300 mg qd
hydrocortisone
short acting glucocorticoid

Cortef
Hydrocortone
others

PO; 2-80 mg tid-qid
prednisolone
intermediate-acting corticosteroid

Delta-Cortef, others

PO; 5-60 mg qd-qid
prednisone
intermediate-acting corticosteroid

Deltasone, Meticorten, others

PO; 5-60 mg qd-qid
betamethasone
Long-acting corticosteroid

Celestone

PO; 0.6-7.2 mg qd