Which medications in the drug class Glucocorticoids are used in the treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Updated: Nov 01, 2018
  • Author: Lawrence S Chin, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Brian H Kopell, MD  more...
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Glucocorticoids

Glucocorticoids are high-dose steroids, which are thought to reduce the secondary effects of acute spinal cord injury (SCI). Studies have shown limited but significant improvement in the neurologic outcome of patients treated within 8 hours of injury.

Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol, A-Methapred, Depo-Medrol, Medrol)

Methylprednisolone is used to reduce the secondary effects of acute spinal cord injury (SCI).


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