Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Myxedema Coma or Crisis?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Mohsen S Eledrisi, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. They modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Hydrocortisone (Solu-Cortef, Hydrocortone)

DOC because of mineralocorticoid activity and glucocorticoid effects. Patients presenting with myxedema coma/crisis may have adrenal insufficiency, and stress doses of IV steroids must be administered along with initial thyroid replacement until adrenal function has been determined to be normal.


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