Drug Group 8

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Drug Group 8
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  1. DEXAMETHASONE (DECADRON)
    Class:
    Corticosteroid, anti-inflammatory
  2. DEXAMETHASONE (DECADRON)
    Mechanism of Action:
    A synthetic steroid that suppresses acute and chronicinflammation. In addition, it potentiates vascular smoothmuscle relaxation by beta-adrenergic agonists and mayalter airway hyperactivity
  3. DEXAMETHASONE (DECADRON)
    Indications:
    Moderate to severe asthma/COPD, severe allergic reaction, croup
  4. DEXAMETHASONE (DECADRON)
    Onset:
    Within 1 hr if given I.V. or I.M.; 1-2 hr if given P.O.
  5. DEXAMETHASONE (DECADRON)
    Contraindications:
    Known hypersensitivity to corticosteroids
  6. DEXAMETHASONE (DECADRON)
    Dosage:
    Adult: 10 mg IV, IO, M or PO.Pediatric: 0.3 mg/kg IV, IO, IM or PO
  7. METHYLPREDNISOLONE (SOLU-MEDROL)
    Class:
    Corticosteroid, anti-inflammatory
  8. METHYLPREDNISOLONE (SOLU-MEDROL)
    Mechanism of Action:
    Exact mechanism of anti-inflammatory action unknown.Intermediate-acting corticosteroid, decreasesinflammation
  9. METHYLPREDNISOLONE (SOLU-MEDROL)
    Indications:
    Anaphylaxis, allergic reaction, asthma, exacerbation of COPD
  10. METHYLPREDNISOLONE (SOLU-MEDROL)
    Contraindications:
    None
  11. METHYLPREDNISOLONE (SOLU-MEDROL)
    Dosage:
    Asthma/COPD/Allergic reaction: 60-125 mg IV or IM.(Once reconstituted, the mixture is good for up to 48 hr.)
  12. ONDANSETRON (ZOFRAN)
    Class:
    Antiemetic
  13. ONDANSETRON (ZOFRAN)
    Mechanism of Action:
    Selective inhibitor of type 3 serotonin (5-HT3) receptors
  14. ONDANSETRON (ZOFRAN)
    Indications:
    Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting
  15. ONDANSETRON (ZOFRAN)
    Contraindications:
    None known, use with caution in setting of bowel obstruction
  16. ONDANSETRON (ZOFRAN)
    Dosage:
    4 mg slow IV push or IM

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