Glucocorticoids

glucocorticoid

Medication Info

  • Class of Medication
    • glucocorticoid
    • widely used in medicine for a wide variety of reasons
    • also have a broad range of side effects
  • Effects
    • used for adrenal insufficiency
    • antiinflammatory
    • anticancer
    • immunosuppressive
  • Side Effects
    • affects the adrenal system
      • must taper off the medication with prolonged  or high dose use
    • effects with short term use
      • increased drinking
      • increased urination
      • increased eating
      • increased panting
    • effects with long term  use
      • weight gain
      • increased liver enzymes
      • pancreatitis
      • GI ulcers
      • diabetes
      • muscle wasting
      • behavioral changes
  • Other Info

 

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