Decadron

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Decadron
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2013-06-09 09:34:20
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Decadron Dexamethasone Hexadrol Steroid Corticosteroid Anti inflammatory paramedic drug study
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Decadron drug study
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  1. Decadron

    Names / Class
    • Dexamethasone
    • Hexadrol

    • Corticosteroid
    • Anti-inflammatory
  2. Decadron / Dexamethasone / Hexadrol

    Mechanism of Action
    • Possibly decreases cerebral edema
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Suppresses immune response (esp. in allergic reactions)
  3. Decadron / Dexamethasone / Hexadrol

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effect
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • Immediate
    • 1 - 2 hours
    • 2.75 days
    • 3 - 4.5 days
  4. Decadron / Dexamethasone / Hexadrol

    Indications
    • Anaphylaxis (after Epi & Benadryl)
    • Asthma
    • COPD
    • Hives
  5. Decadron / Dexamethasone / Hexadrol

    Contraindications
    None in emergency setting
  6. Decadron / Dexamethasone / Hexadrol

    Precautions
    • Protect from heat
    • Not of use in critical first hour of anaphylactic reaction
  7. Decadron / Dexamethasone / Hexadrol

    Side Effects
    • GI bleeding
    • Prolonged wound healing
  8. Decadron / Dexamethasone / Hexadrol

    Adult Dose
    4 - 10 mg IV - single dose only in pre-hospital setting
  9. Decadron / Dexamethasone / Hexadrol

    Pedi Dose
    0.2 - 0.5 mg/kg
  10. Decadron / Dexamethasone / Hexadrol

    Max Dose
    10 mg
  11. Decadron / Dexamethasone / Hexadrol

    Routes / How Supplied
    • IV
    • IM

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