Methylprednisone (Solu-medrol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Solu-medrol?

methylprednisone

What is the Trade Name for methylprednisone?

Solu-medrol

What are the Indications of Methylprednisone (Solu-medrol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Inflammation, allergy, autoimmune disorders, prevent organ rejection

What are the Actions of Methylprednisone (Solu-medrol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Suppress inflammation and normal immune response. The adrenal glands excrete steroid hormones 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 Methylprednisone (Solu-medrol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antiasthmatics, corticosteroids

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Methylprednisone (Solu-medrol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

corticosteroids

What are the Nursing Considerations of Methylprednisone (Solu-medrol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • 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
  • depress immune system/report signs of infection (sore throat)
  • avoid grapefruit juice

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