Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Which Steroids

What extra advantage Methylprednisolone has over prednisolone for sudden SNHL or Indirect Optic nerve injury.
Fact is Methylprednisolone is only marginally potent than prednisolone. Dexamethasone and betamethasone are 5 times potent than methylprednisolone. So then why not dexa or betamethasone espl when later have zero mineralocorticoid activity and hence less fluid retention.

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