Run Time: 2 minutes
Author: Dr. Chris Holmes
- A recent study investigated the difference between prednisone and one time dexamethasone dose given to children with asthma in the emergency room.
- There was no difference in PRAM score or hospitalization after initial dose in either steroid group.
- There was a slight difference in repeat dosing with prednisone in the dexamethasone group compared to the prednisone group – 13% vs. 4%.
- One disadvantage of prednisone is that it tastes like diesel fuel – kids are more likely to vomit – dexamethasone tabs dissolves in water, applesauce, etc. and dexamethasone is a one-time dose in the ER.
Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/steroids-in-asthmatic-kids/