What Are Oral Steroids?

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.