What is the role of methylprednisolone 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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Methylprednisolone is used to treat inflammatory and allergic reactions. By reversing increased capillary permeability and suppressing polymorphonuclear (PMN) cell activity, it may decrease inflammation. Other corticosteroids may be used in equivalent dosages. In some authors' experience, methylprednisolone provides excellent efficacy in pediatric patients when given intravenously at 1 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours. [31, 32]


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