Management of adrenocortical insufficiency (Addison’s Disease).
What are the Actions of Cortisone (Cortone)?
Replace cortisol in states of deficiency, suppress inflammation and normal immune response. The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands excrete steroid hormones, including cortisol that play a role in increasing blood sugars, immune suppression, and metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates, as well as decreasing bone formation.
What is the Therapeutic Class of Cortisone (Cortone)?
What is the Pharmacologic Class of Cortisone (Cortone)?
What are the Nursing Considerations of Cortisone (Cortone)?
Excreted by the liver – monitor liver profile
Avoid in active untreated infections
May cause CNS alterations
May cause peptic ulcers
May cause Cushingoid appearance (buffalo hump, moon face)
Decrease wound healing
May elevate blood sugars
May increase cholesterol and lipid values
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