The antiemetic efficacy of 375 mg methylprednisolone given as slow i.v. push injection was assessed in 27 tumor patients receiving strongly emetic cytostatic treatment. 13 of 27 patients were partially or completely protected from nausea and vomiting. Only minor side effects from methylprednisolone were observed: two patients complained of increased fatigue and four patients experienced facial rash with swelling 1 to 24 hours after the injection of methylprednisolone. High-dose methylprednisolone is an effective antiemetic treatment for patients receiving cancer chemotherapy.
|Translated title of the contribution||High-dose methylprednisolone in vomiting due to cytostatic treatment|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|
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