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Why is it ok to take an inhaled sterile like advair everyday, but not a low dosage of prednisone everyday? Both are steroids, yet I presume that the advair is a very low dosage.
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Dr. Ishita Thakar
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In brief: Side effects
Inhaled steroids have less absorption then oral and hence less chances of side effects like diabetes , osteopenia etc.

In brief: Side effects
Inhaled steroids have less absorption then oral and hence less chances of side effects like diabetes , osteopenia etc.
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