What are the Indications of Dexamethasone (Decadron)?
Manage cerebral edema
Assess for Cushing’s Disease
What are the Actions of Dexamethasone (Decadron)?
Suppress inflammation and normal immune response. Used in inflammatory states to decrease inflammation.
What is the Therapeutic Class of Dexamethasone (Decadron)?
What is the Pharmacologic Class of Dexamethasone (Decadron)?
What are the Nursing Considerations of Dexamethasone (Decadron)?
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)
Decrease wound healing
May elevate blood sugars
May increase cholesterol and lipid values
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