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

Updated: Mar 10, 2020
  • Author: Kimberly Tafuri, DO; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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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.

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