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A 26-year-old female asked:

Raised cholesterol (6.73nmol) ldl (3.6nmol) and triglycerides (3.41nmol), can hydrocortisone 20mg tablets and clobetasol be contributing to increase?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Please recheck the levels after stopping the meds and or consult the physician who is follow \ing you
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No: Our own body produces at least that much hydrocortisone per day to sustain life. Thus it is highly unlikely that it will impact your serum lipid levels especially re. cholesterol.
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 44 years experience
I would recheck after being off off steroids any way I feel there is a possibility of steroids affecting the level due to increased appetite and increased food consumption
Feb 15, 2015

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