Feb 06, · The range of initial doses is to mg/kg/day in three or four divided doses ( to 9 mg/m 2 bsa/day). For the purpose of comparison, the following is the equivalent milligram dosage of the various corticosteroids: These dose relationships apply only to oral or intravenous administration of these compounds. Dexamethasone in adults with bacterial meningitis. N Engl J Med ; van de Beek D, de Gans J. Dexamethasone and pneumococcal meningitis. Ann Intern Med ; Weisfelt M, Hoogman M, van de Beek D, et al. Dexamethasone and long-term outcome in adults with bacterial meningitis. Ann Neurol ;
dexamethasone for children who require mechanical ventilation, or high levels of oxygen support, particularly if they are rapidly progressing toward mechanical ventilation. Recommend consultation with Infectious Diseases. Adult dosing: 6 mg PO or IV q24h Pediatric dosing*: mg/kg/dose IV q24h (max: 6 mg/dose) Duration. Stasi R, Brunetti M, Pagano A, Stipa E, Masi M, Amadori S. Pulsed intravenous high-dose dexamethasone in adults with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Blood Cells .
Nov 03, · If dexamethasone is not available, alternative glucocorticoids such as prednisone, methylprednisolone, or hydrocortisone can be used. For these drugs, the total daily dose equivalencies to dexamethasone 6 mg (oral or intravenous [IV]) 21 are: Prednisone 40 mg Methylprednisolone 32 mg Hydrocortisone mg. Dose: Croup. Severe croup: mg/kg IM/IV/PO; Lower dose appears as effective as mg/kg for mild to moderate cases. Mild croup: Consider mg/kg orally; Moderate croup: Consider mg/kg orally; Maximum dosage in children: 10 mg; Dose: Asthma Exacerbation. Dexamethasone to mg/kg/day up to 15 mg for days.
In conclusion, IV dexamethasone in a dose of mg/kg was as effective as and 1 mg/kg and more effective than saline control for preventing PONV in children undergoing strabismus surgery. There were no side effects of dexamethasone usage such as increase . Jan 21, · Compare the safety of high-dose dexamethasone vs conventional prednisone as a first-line strategy for newly diagnosed adult idiopathic thrombocytopenia. Describe other advantages of high-dose dexamethasone and predictors of response to this drug as a first-line strategy for newly diagnosed adult idiopathic thrombocytopenia.