Paramedic Drug Facts: Methylprednisolone

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Solumedrol

Trade Names: Solu-Medrol

Class: Steroid
Pharmacology:

Onset: 2-6 hr

Suppresses immune response especially in allergic reactions
Indications:

Severe anaphylaxis
Asthma and COPD

Contraindications: None
Cautions:

Must be reconstituted properly

Dosages:

Adult: 125-250 mg IV/IM
Pediatric: 30 mg/kg

Side Effects:

Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Prolonged wound healing
Suppression of natural steroids

Special Considerations:

Pregnancy Safety: Category C

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