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    Decadron Tablet

    precautions

    What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Decadron Tablet to children or the elderly?

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Only When Necessary: RISK OF OROFACIAL CLEFTS ASSOCIATED WITH CORTICOSTEROID USE IN 1ST TRIMESTER

    Nursing:

    Precaution: OTHER CORTICOSTEROIDS EXCRETED IN TRACE AMOUNTS, POTENTIAL FOR ADV EFFECTS

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Caution in chronic heart failure patients due to sodium and water retention with glucocorticoid use. Endocrine-May cause hyperglycemia or worsen glucose control in diabetics. Longer term use may cause osteopenia or osteoporosis. Neuro/Psych-Avoid in older adults with or at high risk of delirium because of inducing or worsening delirium.

    Giving Decadron tablet to a child under 12:

    management or monitoring precaution: Risk of HPA-Axis suppression, growth inhibition. Monitor height and weight with chronic treatment.

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