Associated measures other than medications

Measures that do not involve specific drugs are also recommended:

  • Your doctor may prescribe a specific diet. It should not be too restrictive and will be adapted for each patient's specific case.
  • Regular physical activity is highly recommended in order to limit the risk of muscle wasting, weight gain and osteoporosis caused by corticosteroids.
  • In the case of long-term corticosteroid therapy, please make sure your eyes are regularly checked.
  • Blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels are regularly monitored in patients undergoing long-term cortisone treatment. If hypertension, diabetes or increased lipid levels arise, your doctor can prescribe appropriate diet or treatment.
  • A discontinuation of cortisone therapy is usually very gradual to minimize the risk of adrenal insufficiency.

lastest update : May 08 2015