Dexamethasone (Decadron Hexadrol)

  1. Dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) Class
    Corticosteroid
  2. Dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) Mech
    • Suppress both acute and chronic inflammation
    • Immunosuppressive effects
    • Possibly decreases cerebral edema
  3. Dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) Indication
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Asthma
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Croup
    • Elevated ICP
    • Adjunct in the treatment of shock
  4. Dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) Contraindications
    Hypersensitivity
  5. Dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) Adverse
    • Hypertension
    • Sodium/Water retention
    • GI Bleeding
    • TB
    • None from a single dose
  6. Dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) Dosage
    Adult - 4-24mg IV/IM repeat as necessary

    Peds - 0.25-1.0mg/kg IV/IM/IO
Author
Lhernandez
ID
278121
Card Set
Dexamethasone (Decadron Hexadrol)
Description
Dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol)drug profile
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