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immunosuppressiveproperties Give each 500 mgor fraction thereof over 2-3 minPO: 2-60 mg/d IV: 30 mg/kg over 15 minMonitor kidney and liver function, thyroid function, CBC, serum electrolytes, weight and
corticosteroid, GlucocorticoidAnt inflammatory NO methylprednisone acetate for IVtotal cholesterol Monitor for S/S of Cushing’s syndrome and hypokalemiaDo not alter established dosage regimen 12.VANCOMYCINAntiinfective,Antibiotic Active against manygram-positive organisms, including group A beta-hemolytic Streptococci, Staphylococci, Pneumococci, Enterococci, Clostridia,and Corynebacteria.Gram-negative organisms,mycobacteria, and fungi are highly resistantReconstitute 500 mg vial or 1 g vial with 10 mL or 20 mL, respectively, of sterile water for injection to yield 50 mg/mL. Further dilute each 1 g with at least 200 mL of D5W, NS, or RL. Give a single doseat a rate of 10 mg/min or over NOT LESS than 60 minIV: 500 mg q6hor 1g q12h infuse over 60-90 min PO: 125-500 mg q6hMonitor BP and heart rate Monitor UA, kidney and liver functionNotify physician promptly of ringing in ears 13.HALOPERIDOLCentral nervous system agent,Psychotherapeutic, AntipsychoticDecrease psychotic manifestations and exerts strong antiemetic effect N/APO: 0.2-5 mg IM: 2-5 mgMonitor pt’s mental status daily, parkinsonism and tardivedyskinesia Monitor for neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)Do not drive or other hazardous activity until response to drug is known