Cortisone (Cortone)

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What is the Generic Name for Cortone?

Cortisone

What is the Trade Name for Cortisone?

Cortone

What are the Indications of Cortisone (Cortone)?

  • Management of adrenocortical insufficiency (Addison’s Disease).

What are the Actions of Cortisone (Cortone)?

Replace cortisol in states of deficiency, suppress inflammation and normal immune response. The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands excrete steroid hormones, including cortisol that play a role in increasing blood sugars, immune suppression, and metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates, as well as decreasing bone formation.

What is the Therapeutic Class of Cortisone (Cortone)?

Antiasthmatics, corticosteroids

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Cortisone (Cortone)?

Corticosteroids

What are the Nursing Considerations of Cortisone (Cortone)?

  • Excreted by the liver – monitor liver profile
  • Avoid in active untreated infections
  • May cause CNS alterations
  • May cause peptic ulcers
  • May cause Cushingoid appearance (buffalo hump, moon face)
  • Weight gain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Decrease wound healing
  • May elevate blood sugars
  • May increase cholesterol and lipid values

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