Questions tagged [steroids]

Used here to refer to a class of drugs that are technically known as glucocorticoids. (For the endogenous hormones, please tag with name of hormone and 'endocrinology' if appropriate.) Steroids are used for a wide variety of allergic and inflammatory disorders.

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Why do doctors prescribe steroid tablets even though they know the side effects?

Sometimes doctors prescribe steroid tablets to suppress pain for diseases, such as arthritis. Why do they prescribe it even though they know the side effects?
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How do topical steroid withdrawal relate to adrenal insufficiency?

In the International Topical Steroid Awareness Network (ITSAN) website, there is a list of symptoms that relieve after you discontinuing topical steroid. I will list here some of them: Signs and ...
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What is the time frame of developing adrenal suppression when taking oral corticosteroids?

I was prescribed a short-term prednisolone therapy. From my research, it seems that many of the side effects are associated with prednisolone replacing the natural corticosteroids produced by the body,...