Corticosteroid therapies

Corticosteroids therapies There are several forms of corticosteroid therapies defined according to their route of administration, the duration of the prescription and the dosage recommended. The main routes of administration of corticosteroids are : - Oral (by ingestion through the mouth) e.g., prednisone, prednisolone, methylprednisolone, betamethasone, hydrocortisone, dexamethasone - Parenteral (intravenous or intramuscular) [...]

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Specific properties of inhaled corticosteroids

Inhaled corticosteroids Inhaled corticosteroids, while much better tolerated by patients compared to pills or injections, may also cause side effects when taken for several months at high doses. These effects can include cataracts, osteoporosis and adrenal insufficiency. However, these side effects are very rare. Moreover, when taken orally in the airways, corticosteroids can [...]

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