Friday, May 29, 2015

Regarding steroids

A 32 year old male is admitted in hospital being managed as a case of exacerbation of asthma. Consultant ordered Inj  Hydrocortisone (solucortef) 100mg 6 hourly. Nurse comes to you saying that pharmacy is short of Hydrocortisone but instead  has Dexamethasone. What will be the approximate equivalent dose of dexamethasone for 100 mg hydrocortisone?

A) 100 mg
B) 2mg
C)8mg
D)4mg
E)50mg


ANSWER:) D--4mg

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