Giant Cell Arteritis

Notes: 1. Opinions on treatment varies between rheumatologists and among neuro-ophthalmologists. Some think oral prednisone lOmg BID is sufficient.1 Others have written that if no visual symptoms have occurred, oral prednisone 60-80 mg QD2 as discussed is adequate.2

2. Most patients have visual symptoms and we recommend high dose intravenous methylprednisolone.3 Drug Trade Preparation Dosage Notes5

methylprednisolone Solu-Medrol IV Soln 250 mg IV Q6hr x 3 days day 4: begin taper with oral prednisone

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment