When are nebulized steroids contraindicated 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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No good scientific evidence supports using nebulized dexamethasone or triamcinolone via a handheld nebulizer. In fact, in some authors' experience, more adverse effects, including a cushingoid appearance and irritative bronchospasms, have occurred with these nebulizers.


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