Decadron

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dunks406
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23098
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Decadron
Updated:
2010-06-11 00:06:31
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Decadron
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  1. class
    steroid
  2. pharmacology and actions
    prevents the accumulation of inflammatory cells at the sites of infection inhibits phagocytosis lysosomal enzyme release ans synthesis of selected chemical mediators of inflammation
  3. indications
    • to reduce the inflammatory process in allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis asthma and COPD
    • spinal cord edema
  4. contraindications
    no absolute contraindications in the emergency setting
  5. precautions and side effects
    • increase ICP
    • convulsion
    • CHF
    • hypertension
    • hyperglycemia
  6. dosage
    4-24mg IV/IO/IM
  7. pediatric dosage
    0.5-1.0 mg/kg

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