What are possible adverse effects of continuous administration of inhaled albuterol and IV methyl prednisolone in the treatment of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Continuous inhaled albuterol and intravenous methylprednisolone are considered important in the management of status asthmaticus. In a report by Beach et al, [25] a 40-year-old patient with status asthmaticus acquired an accelerated idioventricular rhythm while on this treatment. The rhythm resolved after the condition was controlled and the treatment was discontinued. Three months’ follow-up showed no sequelae. Therefore, this type of rhythm appears to be benign and should not pose a significant alarm.


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