Steroid dependence/withdrawal syndrome

Long-term cortisone use can lead a patient to become dependent on the substance. The body develops a tolerance to the drug and quickly needs it to function. A physical or psychological dependence on cortisone can be observed. When treatment is discontinued, feelings of anxiety and/or symptoms that suggest depression may occur. When these [...]

2019-08-06T16:03:30+02:00July 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Discontinuation of treatment

Short-term corticosteroid therapy (i.e., a few days or weeks) may be quickly stopped without risk. Long-term therapies must be stopped more gradually in order to minimize the risk of adrenal insufficiency. The dose and duration of treatment will determine the pace at which treatment is stopped. There is no standard timetable. Some consider [...]

2019-08-06T16:01:26+02:00July 7th, 2019|Tags: , , |
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