Corticosteriod

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Corticosteriod
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2010-06-02 02:42:03
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  1. METHYLPREDNISOLONE (SOLU-MEDROL) / CORTICOSTERIOD, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
    • - Methylprednisolone is a synthetic adrenal corticosteroid
    • - Effective as an anti-inflammatory and used in the management of allergic reactions and in some cases of shock.
    • - It is sometimes used in the treatment of spinal cord injury
  2. METHYLPREDNISOLONE (SOLU-MEDROL) / CORTICOSTERIOD, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY Indications
    • 1. Spinal cord injury
    • 2. Asthma
    • 3. Severe anaphylaxis
    • 4. COPD
  3. METHYLPREDNISOLONE (SOLU-MEDROL) / CORTICOSTERIOD, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY Contraindications
    No major contraindications in the emergency setting
  4. METHYLPREDNISOLONE (SOLU-MEDROL) / CORTICOSTERIOD, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY Precautions
    Only a single dose should be given in the prehospital setting
  5. METHYLPREDNISOLONE (SOLU-MEDROL) / CORTICOSTERIOD, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY Dosage/Route
    • Asthma/COPD/Anaphylaxis : 125 - 250 mg IV/IM
    • Spinal Cord Injury : 30 mg/kg IV over 15min

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