How does glucocorticoids have an effect at the cellular level?
inhibits capillary permeability which causes reduce leakage of fluid into the effected area
decreases release of bradykinins, histamine, lysosomal enzymes & phagocytic cells
decreased lymphoidite & antibody production causes lymphoid tissues to sjrink
decrease growth of new capillaries, fibroblast & collagen
Which type of drug is used as an anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, immunosuppressive?
Which type of drug(s) is used for respiratory problems as an oral or nasal inhalation?
Which drug is used to treat acute respiratory conditions?
SoluMedral IV form
Which drug is used to treat problems with cerebral edema such as brain tumors and head injuries and also given during surgery for patients that have been intubated to reduce dilation of the bronchioles?
Which drug(s) is used to treat anaphylactic shock?
Should older patients be medicated with larger doses or smaller doses because of hepatic clearance?
If a patient is given a GCS for short term therapy how should a nurse educate the patient on taking the medication?
large dose for 24-72 hours then tapered down the dose for the next few days