What is the role of prednisone in the treatment of anaphylaxis?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: S Shahzad Mustafa, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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A convenient oral corticosteroid is prednisone. No proven best dose exists. In adults, a dose of 1 mg/kg/d in divided doses is probably adequate; in children, a dose of 0.5-1 mg/kg/d in divided doses is appropriate. Tapering is not necessary unless the patient has been taking steroids chronically.

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