Flashcards in Corticosteroid Use Deck (4):
Act by inhibiting ? of COX-2, ?, and I Ls.
Also increase ?-1 production, which has anti-inflammatory effects.
Can be oral (?), but many rheumatology centres prefer ? (methylprednisolone) as this has a ? effect that self-tapers ?.
There are widespread side effects;
o ?/poor ? healing.
o ? ulceration.
0 Acute ? insufficiency upon ? (thus tapered).
o ? syndrome (plethoric faces).
o Diabetes Mellitus.
o ? necrosis.
o Psychological effects (?, ?).
o Inter-scapular fat pad: '? ?'.
long term steroids -> need co-prescribed ? protection (commonly with ?s), vitamin ? and ? for bone protection