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Name/Class: METHYLPREDNISOLONE (Solu-Medrol)/Corticosteroid, Anti-inflammatoty
Description: Methylprednisolone is a synthetic adrenal corticosteroid, effective as an anti-inflammatory and

used in the management of allergic reactions and in some cases of shock. It is sometimes used in the

treatment of spinal cord injury.
Indications: Spinal cord injury, asthma, severe anaphylaxis, COPD.

Contraindications: No major contraindications in the emergency setting.

Precautions: Only a single dose should be given in the prehospital setting.
Dosage/Route: Asthma/COPD/anaphylaxis: 125 to 250 mg IV/IM.

Pedi: 1 to 2 mg/kg/dose IV/IM.

Spinal cord injury: 30 mg/kg IV over 15 min

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