Where do I give Solu-Medrol IM?
This medication is usually given by slow injection into a vein or directly into a muscle, as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
How do you give a child methylprednisolone?
Infants and Children <12 years: Oral: 0.25 to 2 mg/kg/day once daily in the morning or every other day as needed for asthma control; maximum daily dose: 60 mg/day. Children ≥12 years and Adolescents: Oral: 7.5 to 60 mg daily once daily in the morning or every other day as needed for asthma control.
How do you administer Solumedrol IVP?
How to use Solu-Medrol 1,000 Mg Intravenous Solution. This medication is usually given by slow injection into a vein or directly into a muscle, as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Can you dilute Solu-Medrol with normal saline?
Doses up to 250 mg should be given intravenously over a period of at least five minutes. For intravenous infusion the initially prepared solution may be diluted with 5% dextrose in water, isotonic saline solution, or 5% dextrose in isotonic saline solution.
How fast does Solu-Medrol IM work?
Following intramuscular administration of 80 mg to 120 mg to asthmatic patients, relief may result within 6 to 48 hours and persist for several days to two weeks. If signs of stress are associated with the condition being treated, the dosage of the suspension should be increased.
How do you give methylprednisolone IV push?
When administering Methylprednisolone sodium succinate in high doses intravenously it should be given over a period of at least 30 minutes. Doses up to 250 mg should be given intravenously over a period of at least five minutes.
Can you give Solu-Medrol IV push?
SOLU-MEDROL may be administered by intravenous or intramuscular injection or by intravenous infusion, the preferred method for initial emergency use being intravenous injection. To administer by intravenous (or intramuscular) injection, prepare solution as directed.
How long does Solu-Medrol stay in your system?
After taking a dose of a Methylprednisolone tablet it should be out of your system after approximately 13 to 20 hours. Methylprednisolone tablets have an elimination half-life of approximately 2.5 hours to 3.5 hours. This is the time it takes for the drug levels in your plasma to reduce by half.
Can you give Solumedrol IV push?
How fast can you give Solu-Medrol IV push?
The initial dose, up to 250 mg, should be given intravenously over a period of at least five minutes and if greater than 250 mg, should be given over at least 30 minutes. It should not be less than 0.5 mg/kg every 24 hours.
Is it safe to use Solu-Medrol in neonates?
SOLU-MEDROL®(methylprednisolone sodium succinatefor injection, USP) The formulations containing benzyl alcohol should not be used in neonates. For Intravenous or Intramuscular Administration DESCRIPTION SOLU-MEDROL Sterile Powder is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid, which contains methylprednisolone sodium succinate as theactive ingredient.
Which is the active ingredient in Solu Medrol?
SOLU-MEDROL Sterile Powder is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid, which contains methylprednisolone sodium succinate as the active ingredient. Methylprednisolone sodium succinate, USP, is the sodium succinate ester of methylprednisolone, and it occurs as a white, or nearly white, odorless hygroscopic, amorphous solid.
How to inject Solu-Medrol with a needle?
1 Press down on plastic activator to force diluent into the lower compartment. 2 Gently agitate to effect solution. 3 Remove plastic tab covering center of stopper. 4 Sterilize top of stopper with a suitable germicide. 5 Insert needle squarely through center of stopper until tip is just visible. Invert vial and withdraw dose.
How often should I take Solu-Medrol in the morning?
40 mg IV or IM once daily in the morning for 5 to 7 days is adequate for most patients. Alternatively, 40 to 80 mg/day IV or IM in 1 to 2 divided doses until peak expiratory flow is 70% of predicted or personal best is recommended by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines.