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I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?

I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?

Loaded...: You need to discuss your current medication regimen with a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) or qualified Internist or Family Physician. The Lamictal may be causing aches and pains in and of itself. And it may also affect kidney function. I don't think I would recommend any intervention (NSAID, Corticosteroid) until your medical history is fully taken into account.

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What are corticosteroids?

What are corticosteroids?

Def. Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are a class of chemicals including both the steroid hormones that are naturally produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and analogues of these hormones which are synthesized in laboratories. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes including the stress response, immune response and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate &protein catabolism.

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Corticosteroids work in any bad way?

Corticosteroids work in any bad way?

They can: If taken for long periods of time, steroids have several potential side effects including hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, hastening cataract formation, weight gain and others. These drugs need to be carefully and routinely monitored.

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Could a person get corticosteroids otc?

Could a person get corticosteroids otc?

Of course: Hydrocortisone is the active ingredient of the over-the-counter topical corticosteroid. Always ask your doctor for more information about medication and your individual situation.

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How do corticosteroids get administered?

How do corticosteroids get administered?

Cream shots pills: As cream or gel. As shots into the skin and for extensive severe problems orally.

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How long do corticosteroids stay in your body?

How long do corticosteroids stay in your body?

It depends: It depends somewhat on the dose and the type of corticosteroid you take.

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How long do corticosteroids remain in your system?

Days to weeks: Corticosteroids are made naturally in our bodies and are involved in the regulation of inflammation. Because of this, all cells in our bodies have receptors for these compounds. When a corticosteroid is prescribed (topical, oral, or by injection), how long it remains is dependent on how quickly it is metabolized. Usually corticosteroids are metabolized in days but occasionally in weeks.

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Please tell me, could one get corticosteroids otc?

No: I am assuming you mean oral corticosteroids? You can get topical for skin issues, but not oral for inflammation (and you cannot ingest the topical form). Oral corticosteroids can have serious side effects and need to prescribed in specific ways, so its safest to do this with a doc prescribing.

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Do tropical corticosteroids cause weight fluctuations?

Do tropical corticosteroids cause weight fluctuations?

It would be unusual.: It would be unusual for topical corticosteroids to cause weight fluctuations. Although there are many strengths of topical steroids, unless you were to use an unusual amount these steroids it would be unlikely to cause any weight changes. Oral corticosteroids can cause weight gain if taken for a significant period of time. With short term steroid use, there are usually minimal side effects.

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How long does the white count stay elevated after getting corticosteroids?

How long does the white count stay elevated after getting corticosteroids?

Not sure: The white blood cell count may increase within 3-4 hours of taking corticosteroids. I am not sure that there is an accurate time for the decrease. Much of it would depend on how long acting the steroid is.

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I used corticosteroids for one week how long will it take to leave my system?

Depends: Depends upon formulation, dose and route of administration. Oral is 1-2 days, with higher doses taking slightly longer. Iintramuscular shots (particularly depot form) can take much longer depending on which steroid you've received and the dose. Your doctor should be able to tell you.

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Is sudden fluid wt. Gain common in those having used corticosteroids long term?

Is sudden fluid wt. Gain common in those having used corticosteroids long term?

Doubtful.: Corticosteroids can lead to sodium and fluid retention by the kidneys, but with long-term use, a "steady state" is reached and ongoing fluid weight gain may occur but should not be sudden. Sudden fluid weight gain should be evaluated by a physician who knows your history better and can perform a physical exam. Best of luck!

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Help! Is "corticosteroid" a drug classification?

Corticosteroids: The adrenal corticosteroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, are widely used for their potent anti-inflammatory properties. They have a stronger anti-inflammatory effect than the NSAIDs, are more rapidly acting, and predictably more effective.

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What should I expect for a corticosteroid shot for iliopsoas snapping since 1.5 yrs. I'm 17 yrs f?

Expect some relief: Typically, one corticosteroid injection will provide some relief. The relief is usually between 50-100% and lasts 2 weeks-several months. I usually give a second injection about 6 weeks later for better results. I assume physical therapy is part of your care program as well.

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Is it okay to get a corticosteroid shot while pregnant?

Is it okay to get a corticosteroid shot while pregnant?

Talk to your Doc: The use of any medication involves risk. The use of a medication in pregnancy involve some added risk b/c of the fetus. The decision to use a medication in pregnancy needs to be balanced between the risk of the medication used and the risk of not using the medication.

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