Supplementary medication(s)

2019-02-20T15:06:00+00:00February 7th, 2019|

Several treatments are frequently associated with corticosteroids when they are prescribed for many weeks or months

Treatment to prevent osteoporosis is often prescribed (calcium, vitamin D, and in certain cases, biphosphonates)

Some physicians prescribe a preventive treatment with potassium supplementation.

Patients who report stomach pain after using cortisone mais receive an antiulcer treatment. However, this is not routine and it is only used under certain circumstances

Certain vaccination (e.g., influenza, pneumococcus) are recommended in patients who have gone through long-term treatment with corticosteroids to reduce the risk of infectious diseases.

In case of insomnia or severe mood disorders, appropriate treatment can be prescribed.

During the termination of a corticosteroid prescription that has lasted for several months, some doctors prescribe a biological test and/or temporary hydrocortisone treatment in an attempt to limit the risk of adrenal insufficiency. Again, this is only used in certain circumstances and is not a routine procedure.

lastest update : February 20 2019