What are the advantages of higher dose albuterol for 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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High-dose albuterol has been started in a limited fashion in children with status asthmaticus. The high dose was defined as 150 mg/h and the lower dose was 75 mg/h. The higher dose resulted in low rate of subsequent mechanical ventilation and a short pediatric intensive care unit length of stay. There was no evidence of toxicity.


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