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Not clearly defined. Decreases inflammation, mainly by stabilizing leukocyte lysosomal membranes; suppresses immune response; stimulates bone marrow; and influences protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism.

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Hydrocortisone SoluSodium Succinate Cortef CLASSIFICATION: Corticosteriods

100mg IVTT every 6 hours PREPARATIONS: Injection: 100mg vial, 200mg vial, 500mg vial, 1000 mg vial

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Contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to drug or its ingredients, in those with systemic fungal infections, in those receiving immunosuppressive doses together with live virus vaccines and in premature infants.

Allergic reactions: BEFORE: Allergic or hypersensitivity Ask patient if she is reactions, anaphylactic allergic to it; or to reaction, anaphylaxis, angioedema other . Cardiovascular: corticosteroids (e.g., Bradycardia, cardiac arrest, prednisone); or if cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac she has any other enlargement, circulatory allergies. This collapse, congestive heart medication may failure, fat embolism, contain inactive Dermatologic: ingredients, which Acne, allergic dermatitis, can cause allergic impaired wound healing, reactions or other hirsutism problems. Gastrointestinal: DURING: nausea, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, Inform patient that it increased appetite can cause dizziness Other: and to avoid sudden Decreased resistance change of to infection, malaise, moon face, movements. weight gain. Side rails up to ensure safety. AFTER: Monitor patient for any signs of allergic reactions.

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Inhibits acetyl cholinesterase, blocking destruction of acetylcholine from the parasympathetic and somatic efferent nerves. Acetylcholine accumulates, promoting increased stimulation of receptors.

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Pyridostigmine bromide CLASSIFICATION: Cholinergic

Mestinon 60mg itab every 6 hours

Myasthenia Gravis

Contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to anticholinesterase or bromides and in those with mechanical obstruction of the intestinal or urinary tract. Use cautiously in patients with bronchial asthma, bradycardia, arrhythmias, epilepsy, recent coronary occlusion, vagotonia, hyperthyroidism or peptic ulcer.

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