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Class
Corticosteroid
Mechanism of Action
decreases inflammation
Onset
several hours
Indications
Spinal cord injury, anaphylaxis, allergic reaction, asthma, exacerbation of COPD
Contraindications
None
Precautions
must be reconstituted
Side Effects
none
Interactions
none
Dosage
Spinal injury: 30 mg / kg IV over 15 minutes, 45 minutes later
give 5.4 mg / kg / hr
Asthma / COPD / Allergic reaction: 60-125 mg IV or IM