Corticosteroids are widely prescribed worldwide. It is estimated that, at any point of time, about 1% of the general population is receiving oral corticosteroids.


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Corticosteroids and sciatica

Limited impact of corticosteroid therapy on sciatica due to a herniated disk Oral steroids are commonly used to treat acute sciatica due to a herniated [...]

Corticosteroid-induced diabetes

Risk factors The aims of this study was to evaluate the incidence of glucocorticoid-induced diabetes mellitus (GC-DM) by repeated measurements of the postprandial glucose and [...]

Risk of gastrointestinal bleeding

Be careful with the association NSAIDs and corticosteroids It has long been said that corticosteroids increase the risk of gastric ulcer but large epidemiological studies have shown that if [...]

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