- Mechanism of Action: Corticosteroid; decreases production of inflammatory mediators, reverses capillary permeability, and suppresses normal immune response.
- Indications: Allergic reactions, asthma, and autoimmune conditions. May also be used to treat acute COVID-19 infections.
- Contraindications: allergy to drug or class
- Dosage: Usually 4 – 20mg in single or divided doses; depending on disease.
- Half-life: 4 hours for oral, 1-5 hours for IV
- Adverse Reactions: nausea, dizziness,
- Special Considerations: Use may have small increase in risk for sepsis, fractures, and venous thromboembolism
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