Side effects and withdrawal of corticosteroids

Side effects of corticosteroids

Prolonged use of corticosteroids can lead to adrenal insufficiency, Cushing's syndrome, acne, weight gain and a combination of glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid side effects

1. Mineralocorticoid side effects

2. Glucocorticoid side effects

 

Withdrawal of corticosteroids

Corticosteroids must be withdrawn only if the patient is unlikely to relapse. Abrupt withdrawal of corticosteroids is not recommended if the following criteria are met: