Anti-inflamm Antiallergic Immunologic Drugs- pharm

Clinic at the healthcare agency where you are doing a

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Unformatted text preview: ress – Glucocorticoid withdrawal Taper the dosage over 7 days Switch from multiple doses to single doses Taper the dosage to 50% of physiologic values Monitor for signs of insufficiency Glucocorticoid Dosage Glucocorticoid Highly individualized Determined empirically (trial and error) – – No immediate threat – start low and slow Immediate threat – start high; decrease as possible Long-time use – smallest effective amount Prolonged treatment with high doses only if disorder is Prolonged life-threatening or has potential to cause permanent disability disability Increase in times of stress Wean gradually Alternate-day therapy You are assigned to the transplant clinic at the healthcare agency where you are doing a clinical rotation. Your instructor assigns you to care for Mr. O, 30 years old, who received a heart and lung transplant 6 weeks ago. He is single with a large extended family. He tells you, “I have six nieces and nephews. The oldest is 10, and the youngest is 8 months. I was so glad to see all...
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