Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Abruptio Placentae?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Shad H Deering, MD; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids are given when preterm delivery (less than 37 weeks) is expected. They are associated with a decreased risk of neonatal respiratory distress, necrotizing enterocolitis, and intracranial hemorrhage. The two most used medications are betamethasone and dexamethasone. While they should be considered if the patient is preterm with an abruption, delivery should not be delayed for their administration.


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