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Corticosteroids (Prednisone) by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 6:59pm Corticosteroids are often prescribed to cystic fibrosis patients as a way to decrease inflammation in the body. When given in an initially large (sometimes called a “burst”) then tapering dose, corticosteroids such as prednisone have been shown to be effective in dealing with the short-term inflammation problems caused by asthma and allergies. ... Read on »
Anti-inflammatory Agent: Corticosteroids by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am Public domain image courtesy of National Library of Medicine (NLM) Prednisone is perhaps the most recognizable and most prescribed anti-inflammatory agent for cystic fibrosis patients. This corticosteroid has been proven effective in suppressing inflammation of the lungs. Studies have demonstrated that doses of 60mg are useful in lowerin ... Read on »
List of new asthma medications including a long-acting bronchodilating agent + corticosteroid by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:26am I was asked at a lecture for primary care physicians, " Are there any new asthma medications which include long-acting bronchodilating agents (LABA) in development?" After my research files and reviewing the medical literature, I can say yes. There are at least seven medications in development: 1. ScheringPlough and Novartis: mometasone wit ... Read on »
No evidence inhaled corticosteroids increase osteoporosis risk by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 10:18pm Osteoporosis is common in patients with COPD and concerns have been raised about the effect of long term use of inhaled corticosteroids on bone mineral density. This study, published in Chest, investigated the effects of an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone), a long-acting beta-agonist (salmeterol) or the two in combi ... Read on »
Particle Sizes on Inhaled Corticosteroids by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Fri 17 Jul 2009 12:20am An engineer with asthma asked me about the particle sizes from the different inhalers. This post is for him. This photo illustrates the different particle sizes of the currently available inhaled corticosteroids. (Source: Martin RJ. Therapeutic significance of distal airways inflammation in asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2002; 109 (2 suppl): S94-S4 ... Read on »
Some Suggestions for Selecting Liquid Corticosteroid or Antibiotic Medications Based on Taste for Parents and Physicians by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:26am I recently came across an interesting article on the taste of corticosteroid suspensions. Thearticle by Regan and two otherscompared the taste of eight commonly prescribed liquid corticosteroid suspensions. The most palatable were grape-flavored suspensions (Orapred and Pediapred) over cherry-flavored suspensions. Since I almost always prescribe ... Read on »
DANGERS OF USING CORTICOSTEROIDS for healing by Tatjana-Mihaela Posted Tue 18 Aug 2009 4:07am Today, corticosteroid medications are very popular for treating many health conditions that involve inflammation. They are commonly used for threating rheumatoid arthritis, other types of arthritis, liver inflammation (hepatitis), asthma, ulcerative colitis, Crohn`s colitis, allergy, various skin diseases as dermatitis, psoriasis ,excema, they ... Read on »
Inhaled Corticosteroids May Be Superior to Montelukast in Children With Asthma by Poh Tin Tan Posted Mon 21 Dec 2009 12:00am From MedscapeCME Clinical Briefs News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD CME Author: Penny Murata, MD December 9, 2009 — Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) may be superior to montelukast (MONT) in children and adolescents with asthma, according to the results of an extensive meta-analysis reported in the November 27 online issue of the Archives of D ... Read on »
3 H's of Corticosteroids Surprise Side Effects of Weekly Iron Infusions by alupussurvivor Posted Sun 03 Jan 2010 6:22pm I actually look forward to my weekly iron infusions. My new hematologist recommended a 6 week course to strengthen my iron deficiency. She did a broad spectrum of tests in addition to my INR/PT test critical to managing my APS. Alls well with my blood. My ANA and other indicate autoimmuninty under control. Although Im not anemic and blood counts ... Read on »
The Effects of Corticosteroids on the Adrenal Glands by Flower Spy Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 12:00am When I was 24, I was diagnosed with asthma. I was given a lot of different medications throughout the years, which included a multitude of various short-acting inhalers such as Albuterol, Proventil, Ventolin. Oral bronchodilators: Theo-Dur (theophylline). Long-acting bronchodilators: Serevent. And more recently, another oral inhaler: Advair. Havi ... Read on »