Which medications are given during surgery in pediatric patients with adrenal insufficiency (Addison disease)?

Updated: Dec 07, 2018
  • Author: Kimberly Tafuri, DO; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

During surgery, administer additional doses by giving either a hydrocortisone infusion at a dosage of 2-4 mg/m2/h or additional intravenous boluses of 10-25 mg/m2 every 6 hours throughout the procedure. Note that these dosage recommendations are empiric, not evidence based.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!