OB_betamethasone - Betamethasone CORTICOSTEROIDS(SYSTEMIC...

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Betamethasone CORTICOSTEROIDS (SYSTEMIC) Classification: anti-asthmatics / corticosteroids (systemic) Action: Suppression of inflammation and modification of the normal immune response. Replacement therapy in adrenal insufficiency. Routine use: Short-term administration to high-risk mothers before delivery to prevent respiratory distress syndrome in the newborn Contraindicated in: Active untreated infections (may be used in patients being treated for some forms of meningitis) Lactation (avoid chronic use)
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Known alcohol, bisulfite, or tartrazine hypersensitivity or intolerance (some products contain these and should be avoided in susceptible patients) Administration of live virus vaccines. Precautions: Do not confuse prednisone with methylprednisolone or primidone. Do not confuse hydrocortisone with hydrocodone . If dose is ordered daily or every other day, administer in the morning to coincide with the body's normal secretion of cortisol. . Periods of stress, such as surgery, may require supplemental systemic corticosteroids. Patients with mild to moderate Crohn's disease may be switched from oral prednisolone without adrenal insufficiency by gradually decreasing prednisolone doses and adding budesonide. PO: Administer with meals to minimize GI irritation.
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Tablets may be crushed and administered with food or fluids for patients with difficulty swallowing. Capsules should be swallowed who≤ do not crush, break, or chew . Use calibrated measuring device to ensure accurate dose of liquid forms.
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