Call health care provider if major stress such as an injury illness or the

Call health care provider if major stress such as an

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Call health care provider if major stress – such as an injury, illness, or the death of a loved one – because might need an adjustment to dosage. Until stabilized, avoid unnecessary activity and stress. 8. Detect & report signs of infection. 9. Also, seek medical attention right away for any of the symptoms of an Addisonian crisis. 10. Medic Alert. e. Cushing’s i. Medical-surgical management 1. Depends on cause: 2. Reduce corticosteroid use 3. If pituitary tumors, Rx is aimed at treating them 4. Hypophysectomy: transphenoidal approach 5. Medications to control excessive production of cortisol include ketoconazole (Nizoral), mitotane (Lysodren) and metyrapone (Metopirone). 6. Radiation therapy
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