Fetal Surgery for Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation Medication

Updated: Nov 05, 2019
  • Author: Eric Bradley Jelin, MD; Chief Editor: Hanmin Lee, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and prevent complications.

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Corticosteroids

Class Summary

Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. Corticosteroids modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Betamethasone (Celestone, Soluspan)

As with betamethasone administration for lung immaturity, two 12-mg doses are given 24 hours apart. Maternal intramuscular administration is standard.

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