Solu-Medrol

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Solu-Medrol
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2013-06-09 09:42:04
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Solu Medrol Methylprednisolone steroid corticosteroid anti inflammatory paramedic drug study
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Solu-Medrol Methylprednisolone drug study
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  1. Solu-Medrol

    Names / Class
    Methylprednisolone

    • Corticosteroid
    • Anti-inflammatory
  2. Solu-Medrol / Methylprednisolone

    Mechanism of Action
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Suppresses immune response (esp. in allergic reactions)
  3. Solu-Medrol / Methylprednisolone

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effect
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • Varies
    • 4 - 8 days (IM)
    • 1 - 5 weeks (IM)
    • 3.5 hours (IM)
  4. Solu-Medrol / Methylprednisolone

    Indications
    • Severe anaphylaxis
    • Asthma
    • COPD
    • Hives
  5. Solu-Medrol / Methylprednisolone

    Contraindications
    None in emergency setting
  6. Solu-Medrol / Methylprednisolone

    Precautions
    • Must be reconstituted & used promptly
    • Not of use in critical first hour of anaphylaxis
  7. Solu-Medrol / Methylprednisolone

    Side Effects
    • GI bleeding
    • Prolonged wound healing
    • Suppression of natural steroids
  8. Solu-Medrol / Methylprednisolone

    Adult Dose
    125 - 250 mg IV - single dose only in the pre-hospital setting
  9. Solu-Medrol / Methylprednisolone

    Pedi Dose
    30 mg/kg
  10. Solu-Medrol / Methylprednisolone

    Max Dose
    250 mg
  11. Solu-Medrol / Methylprednisolone

    Routes / How Supplied
    • IV
    • IM

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