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What is the best treatment for corticosteroid (betamethasone) withdrawal syndrome?

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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Steroid withdrawal

Patients on prolonged courses of steroids have a tendency to stop making a hormone known as cortisol.
This results in "steroid withdrawal" or adrenal insufficiency. The most common treatment is a very slow taper off of steroids. Infrequently, patients will require lifelong steroids as a result.

In brief: Steroid withdrawal

Patients on prolonged courses of steroids have a tendency to stop making a hormone known as cortisol.
This results in "steroid withdrawal" or adrenal insufficiency. The most common treatment is a very slow taper off of steroids. Infrequently, patients will require lifelong steroids as a result.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Weaning

Instead of 'instant' stopping the corticosteroid, be it local or systemic, it is necessary to slowly taper it over days / weeks; especially if it has been on for a long time.
Professional help is needed.

In brief: Weaning

Instead of 'instant' stopping the corticosteroid, be it local or systemic, it is necessary to slowly taper it over days / weeks; especially if it has been on for a long time.
Professional help is needed.
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Thank
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