systemic corticosteroid are one of the most important therapy used to cure and help in the treatment of many body problems:

systemic corticosteroids choice:

depending on 2 importnat things potency and its action like:

- anti inflammatory action

- immunologic actions

what types of corticosteroids pills and tablets:

1- Cortisol

2- Prednisone

3- Prednisolone

4- Methylprednisolone

5- Fludrocortisone

6- Fludrocortisone

7- Triamcinolone

8- Dexamethasone

systemic corticosteroids is used for:

- Replacement therapy for Addison’s disease

- Replacement therapy for pituitary disease

- Replacement therapy for congenital adrenal hyperplasia

- Leukemia

- Lymphoma

- Hemolytic anemia

- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

-Inflammatory bowel disease

- Chronic active hepatitis, transplantation, organ rejection

- Nephrotic syndrome, vasculitides, transplantation, rejection

- Cerebral edema, raised intracranial pressure

- Angioedema, anaphylaxis, asthma, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis

- Obstructive airway disease

- Systemic lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis

- Rheumatoid arthritis

- Polymyalgia rheumatica, myasthenia gravis

these options of treatment is used by your doctor and you can read more information about how to use and choose it by following

Side effects of corticosteroids:

There are many adverse effects of corticosteroids and some are from topical and some from systemic types of corticosteroids like:

1- Heart problems like Hypertension, Accelerated atherosclerosis

2- Endocrine system like obesity, delayed growth and diabetes

3- Myopathy and Osteoporosis

4- Cataracts and Glaucoma

5- Hirsutism, Striae and Skin atrophy

6- Peptic ulcer and fatty liver

Things you should care about when use corticosteroids:

1- diagnosis of skin problems

2- knowing corticosteroid potency

3- amount of using steroid

4- duration and time for using steroid

5- side effects of corticosteroids

tips to avoid corticosteroids side effects:

1- do not use it your self

2- follow up your doctor advise

3- use the the amount by mg doctor tells you

4- drink normal water every day

5- make some walking or light activities to have fresh circulation

6- have fresh fruits and vegetables in food

7- have rest some times and do not get stress

8- do not take over dose

what if you take over dose:

you should advice your doctor or  hospital near you the same day you take that dose to avoid more problems and never exceed 30 mg daily

doses available for corticosteroids:

- cortisol 25 mg

- prednisone 5 mg

- triamcinolone 4 mg

- methyl-prednisolone 4 mg

- dexamethasone .75 mg

depending on many types of use and duration like long, medium and short duration of use

methods of  corticosteroids therapy:

1- corticosteroids pills and tablets for systemic use

2- corticosteroids injections for scalp and back, joint pains

3- corticosteroids ampoules for emergency problems

4- Inhaled corticosteroids for long-term control of asthma

5- topical corticosteroids for treatment of skin problems

many brands are always available in market and most systemic corticosteroids used widely is prednisone in most of countries

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