Magnesium sulfate for moderate to severe asthma exacerbation

magnesium-asthma

If inhaled salbutamol and iprotropium (remember, double nebs decrease the risk of admission) plus systemic glucocorticoids don’t help, give IV Magnesium sulfate 50 mg/kg IV over 20 minutes (max dose 2 grams, use this dose for adults)

EMKF

The Emergency Medicine Kenya (EMK) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization registered in Kenya in 2015 that aims to ensure timely, accessible and quality lifesaving emergency care in Kenya.