A 82-year-old female asked:
I'm having an ms exacerbation &my neurologist wants me to go on corticosteroids.do they have to be iv steroids or can i just go with oral steroids?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vincent Rizzoanswered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Iv: During an acute exacerbation of MS, IV steroids are the standard of care.
4.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Bennett Machanicanswered
Neurology 54 years experience
Age correct?: Are you 82, or is this an error? Let's assume you need MS relapse treatment. Cochrane review does confirm equivalent efficacy with either oral or intravenous steroids, if sufficient dosing is employed.
3.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 27, 2014
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