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Corticosteroids or steroids
They are used as anti-inflammatories in various diseases.


To know which one is indicated in each case we must know:

– The speed of action

– The power of action

– The side effects associated

In emergency cases the fast action in cases of long treatments will choose the longer-acting are used, if necessary, and if they can not emulate a normal secretion. The mineralocorticoid action will produce more water retention are therefore contraindicated in prolonged therapy. The long acting not emulate the normal secretion of adrenal atrophy body and are therefore not used in long-term therapies.

In the Intermediate prolonged treatment duration in morning dose and are used on alternate days.

The most important side effects of steroids are:

  • Growth disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thinning skin
  • striae
  • Glaucoma
  • Increased hair
  • Weight Gain
  • Fluid retention
  • Atrophy of adrenal glands



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