Antenatale steroide

Dexamethasone and betamethasone are the corticosteroids used for the purpose although the former is recommended over the latter based on its efficacy, safety, wide availability, and low cost [9] in spite of some counter-logic. [10] Betamethasone, on the other hand, is preferred over dexamethasone because it is thought to have better prophylaxis of brain softening of premature fetus. [11] They are used with the intention to help the lungs of a premature fetus develop before the fetus comes out. [12] They are given when the fetus is expected to be delivered within 24 to 48 hours. Treatment consists of 2 doses of 12 mg of betamethasone given intramuscularly 24 hours apart or 4 doses of 6 mg of dexamethasone given intramuscularly 12 hours apart. Optimal benefit begins 24 hours after initiation of therapy and lasts 7 days. [13] [14] Antenatal steroids are currently used up to 36 weeks in some parts of the world obstetric practice. [15]

Antenatale steroide

antenatale steroide

Media:



http://buy-steroids.org