How Long After Do Steroids Affect Cholesterol Levels?

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Are Long Term Inhaled Steroids Safe?

Many patients are prescribed inhaled corticosteroids for asthma control. With good reason, patients are concerned about the long term effects of taking these medicines. In this entry I will review some information on the risks and benefits of taking inhaled steroids for asthma.


Inhaled steroids are an important part of a treatment plan for the majority of patients with asthma. They reduce the inflammation in the airways (breathing tubes) that narrow them and cause wheezing. They also...

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