International Journal of Medical and Health Research

ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2018)

Comparative study of administration of single dose intravenous methyl prednisolone versus oral prednisolone in Bell’s palsy

Author(s): Dr. Vikas Kumar, Dr. Jaleshwar Prasad
Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve) causing temporary weakness of the muscles on one side of the face. They may include muscle twitching, weakness, or total loss of the ability to move one or rarely both sides of the face.
The present study was planned in the Department of Pharmacology in Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital. The age group of the patients is ranges from 30 to 60 years. The 50 patients were divided into two groups. Patients in Group 1 received the single dose of IV infusion of 500 mg methylprednisolone. The Group 2 patients were administered with the oral predisolon as dosage schedule. (60 mg daily for initial 5 days, tapered by 10 mg daily over next 5 days.)
Hence by prescribing potent type of methylprednisolone in minimal dosage is helpful for producing a given therapeutic effect. From the present findings it can be established that the Single dose of 500 mg of IV methylprednisolone is consistently proficient substitute to a 10 days course of oral prednisolone.
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