Severe asthma life saving drugs (pediatric doses)

  • hydrocortisone 100mg IV (3-5mg/kg)
  • magnesium sulfate 2gm IV (50mg/kg) x 3 in the first hour
  • adrenaline 0.5mg IM (0.01mg/kg (max 0.5mg))


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.