What are oral steroids used for?
Corticosteroid drugs are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, asthma, allergies and many other conditions.
They also treat Addison’s disease, a condition where the adrenal glands aren’t able to produce even the minimum amount of corticosteroid that the body needs..
What are some oral steroids?
Types of oral steroidsPrednisolone.Betamethasone.Dexamethasone.Hydrocortisone.Methylprednisolone.Deflazacort.
What are the side effects of oral steroids?
Common side effects of oral steroids include:Acne.Blurred vision.Cataracts or glaucoma.Easy bruising.Difficulty sleeping.High blood pressure.Increased appetite, weight gain.Increased growth of body hair.More items…
Is prednisone an oral steroid?
Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid (steroid) used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation.