I had a patient who stated she had an allergy to Prednisone. She was given this anyway. She died. Could her allergy be the cause? I'm a LTC nurse and need some input here. She c/o SOB,(lung fields were CTA) the night prior to her demise.
Mar 3, '04
I take prednisone about once a year for cluster headaches. It gets me just wired, I can work like a dog but no attention span and I will yell at really nice people (well, I had a death, a sick person, a doctor on one phone in one ear a family member on a phone in the other and two charts open, one nice lady gabbing in one ear and one gabbing in the other :angryfire ). My chest gets a little tight on it but then again it beats the headaches.
Also had a LOL in clinicals with (probably) prednisone psychosis. Oh yeah, my big day for multiple pts in an actual hospital in the big city and one of my pts is restrained in a w/c crying and shaking. Prednisone d/c'd LOL usual self. And the really funny thing is I was taking it at the same time (cluster headaches during clinicals=no fun) Any CV hx?
But prednisone is a very good drug for certain things and allergies are rarely actually spelled out for you. Why don't they just say side effects when they mean that?
Last edit by MikeLPN on Mar 3, '04