Status asthmaticus, acute allergic reaction

Active Ingredient: Hydrocortisone

Indication for Hydrocortisone

Population group: only adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) , adults (18 years old or older)

Status asthmaticus and acute allergic reactions, including anaphylactic reaction to drugs. This medicine supplements the action of adrenaline.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

100-2000 mg in 1-4 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

100 - 2,000 mg

Dosage regimen

From 25 To 500 mg 4 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

100 to 500 mg hydrocortisone administered by slow intravenous injection, taking at least half to one minute. This dose can be repeated three or four times in 24 hours, depending upon the condition being treated and the patient’s response. Alternatively, This medicine may be given as an intravenous infusion. A clinical effect is seen in two to four hours, and it persists for up to eight hours after intravenous injection. The same dose can be given by intramuscular injection, but the response is likely to be less rapid, especially in shock.

Dosage considerations

Slow intravenous injection, taking at least half to one minute.

240-480 mg in 4-6 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

240 - 480 mg

Dosage regimen

From 60 To 120 mg 4 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

60-80 mg every 4-6 hours for 24 hours then gradually reduce the dose over several days.

Active ingredient


Hydrocortisone is the main glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. Hydrocortisone is an anti-inflammatory steroid. Its anti-inflammatory action is due to reduction in the vascular component of the inflammatory response and reduction in the formation of inflammatory fluid and cellular exudates.

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