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when treating arthritis or inflammation, how long does it usually take steroids to work?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo answered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
Hours to days: That depends on the type of arthritis or inflammation. A noticeable effect can be seen as soon as 4 to 6 hours after the first dose. Full affect is often not seen for several days to a week later.
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Fast: Steroid responses often occur in just a few days.

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