Corticosteroids 

 

Dexamethasone 

 

  • Prophylactic dose for PONV = 4-8 mg IV

  •  Other beneficial benefits when used in higher doses of 0.1mg/kg or 8 mg IV in adults: 

    • better analgesia 

    • ↓ sore throat & muscle pain 

    • ↓ difficult falling asleep 

 

Methylprednisolone 

 

  • 40mg IV effective 

 

 

Adapted from Anesth Analg. August 2020 - Volume 131 - Issue 2 - p 411-448

 

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