Which medications in the drug class Glucocorticosteroids are used in the treatment of Necrotizing Enterocolitis?

Updated: Dec 27, 2017
  • Author: Shelley C Springer, JD, MD, MSc, MBA, FAAP; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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Glucocorticosteroids

These agents correct the inappropriate adrenal response that is often present in very ill neonates. Once hydrocortisone therapy is initiated, hypotension typically resolves.

Hydrocortisone (Solu-Cortef)

Hydrocortisone elicits mineralocorticoid activity and glucocorticoid effects.


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