Pharmacologic Therapies for Pediatric Concussions

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Context: Pediatric concussions are common, and emphasis on correct diagnosis and management is stressed in consensus guidelines. Medications may have a role in management of concussion, but no consensus exists regarding appropriate pharmacologic therapy. Evidence Acquisition: Nonsystematic review. Study Design: Clinical review. Level of Evidence: Level 4. Results: There is limited evidence for hypertonic saline to improve posttraumatic headache in the emergency department setting. There is essentially no evidence for the use of any other medication in management of pediatric sport-related concussion. Conclusion: Further research is necessary to determine whether there is benefit to the use of any pharmacotherapy in the management of pediatric-aged athletes with concussions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalSports Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • concussion
  • medication
  • pediatric
  • pharmacology


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