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Unformatted text preview: ng of growth in children • reversible
– proneness to infections. Poor wound healing (including
proneness to ulcers) (vitamin C helps), salt and water
retention, signs of CNS stimulation (restlessness, insomnia,
even manic states including depressive episodes in some
– drugs must be withdrawn slowly - body has
decreased capacity to produce its own
glucocorticoids. Also must gradually switch to
inhaler from oral forms of medication)
– during times of stress, patient may need extra
– Full effect of steroid therapy may take two to four
weeks to be seen.
Warning: Corticosteroid inhaler is not for treatment of
acute attacks (not to be confused with a catecholamine inhaler) Antitussives
• Therapeutic Uses
– prevent coughing
• Should not be used indiscriminately; only when cough is
nonproductive and is exhausting patient or is very painful. • Cautions
– C OP D
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This document was uploaded on 02/07/2014.
- Spring '14