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What are the side effects of treatment with corticosteroids?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Many

This drug class has many side effects and needs to be used under guidance of a physician and only when appropriate.
Serious side effects: hypertension, diabetes, steroid psychosis, bone problem, GI ulcerations, steroid muscle pain, infection...Common side effects: fluid retention, sweating, headache, insomnia, nervousness, muscle weakness, sugar imbalance, mood swings, vertigo, hair growth...

In brief: Many

This drug class has many side effects and needs to be used under guidance of a physician and only when appropriate.
Serious side effects: hypertension, diabetes, steroid psychosis, bone problem, GI ulcerations, steroid muscle pain, infection...Common side effects: fluid retention, sweating, headache, insomnia, nervousness, muscle weakness, sugar imbalance, mood swings, vertigo, hair growth...
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Multiple

Corticosteroids can be delivered by cream, ointment, eye drop, nasal spray, asthma inhaler, pill or injection.
Most serious side effects come from injections or pills used frequently or high doses. They can affect your skin, adrenal glands, mood, appetite, growth, eyes, blood sugar, bones, GI ulcers, water retention and muscles and more. Try to use the least amount for the shortest time period.

In brief: Multiple

Corticosteroids can be delivered by cream, ointment, eye drop, nasal spray, asthma inhaler, pill or injection.
Most serious side effects come from injections or pills used frequently or high doses. They can affect your skin, adrenal glands, mood, appetite, growth, eyes, blood sugar, bones, GI ulcers, water retention and muscles and more. Try to use the least amount for the shortest time period.
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