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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
327 doctors shared insights

Cortef (Definition)

Cortef is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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Dx w/ 2ndary adrenal insuf. due to 6wks corticosteroids r/t extreme asthma exacer. - d/ced, now tapering Hydrocortisone - severe breast pain, normal?

Dx w/ 2ndary adrenal insuf. due to 6wks corticosteroids  r/t extreme asthma exacer. - d/ced, now tapering Hydrocortisone - severe breast pain, normal?

M.D. visit: Severe chest pain must be evaluated. The asthma flare up should be managed with steroids and your plan should now include your LABA/Inhaled steroids eg Advair. Reviewing your inhaler technique, triggers and avoidance, checking your total IgE and reviewing your eligibility for Xolair can be performed during your follow up visit. You may need a chest radiograph, a virtual appt can be made once seen ...Read more

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Allergies to solu-cortef?

Allergies to solu-cortef?

POssible: Steroid allergies are very unusual but have been reported. ...Read more

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Can I be allergic to solu-cortef?

Can I be allergic to solu-cortef?

Yes.: It is possible to be allergic to solu-cortef or one the excipients in the drug. ...Read more

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Is solu-cortef used for treatment of addison's disease?

Is solu-cortef used for treatment of addison's disease?

Solu-cortef: Is a glucocorticoid similar to the steroid produced in the adrenal after stimulation by the pituitary hormone acth. It is a teatment of addison's, which is adrenocortical insufficiency.. ...Read more

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Help! Is "corticosteroid" a drug classification?

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. ...Read more

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Is solu-cortef available in a 100mg/2ml solution?

Is solu-cortef available in a 100mg/2ml solution?

Yes: There is an ACT-O-VIALĀ® System single-dose vial in that strength. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why do corticosteroids cause weight gain?

Why do corticosteroids cause weight gain?

Water: The simple answer is that they can cause the body to retain fluids, or water. Usually if you are only taking the medicine for a short time this is not an issue. When you take steroids for long periods of time then there are a number of side effects that may occur. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Corticosteroid Drug (Definition)

Corticosteroids are a kind of ...Read more