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Many news sources recently reported that new research suggests that the negative effects of taking low-doses of steroids may be modest and that taking steroids at early onset can significantly minimize joint damage from Rheumatoid Arthritis . Researchers in Britain recently completed a review of 15 previously published studies including more than 1400 patients that focused on the effects of treating RA with glucocorticoids (steroids such as prednisone).
For years, doctors have tried to avoid prescribing high doses of steroids to patients over extended periods of time because of the health risks involved. High doses have been proven to contribute to osteoporosis, heart disease, cataracts, weight gain, high blood sugar and high blood pressure. Because of this, there is concern about prescribing them at any level, low or high, over the long-term.
But after considering all of the evidence before them, these researchers believe that patients should have the option of taking low ...
One of the most common treatments for psoriasis is corticosteroids, either taken orally or used as a topical treatment.
Systemic steroids are synthetically made derivatives of the natural steroid, cortisol. They are taken orally or given by injection. The names of these medications include predisone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisone and dexamethasone. According to a study completed in 2013 , using systemic steroids as a treatment for psoriasis is not recommended because when the dose is reduced or stopped there is a risk of a flare up or pustular psoriasis. While the use of steroids has been studied for other health conditions, there is not much research into the effectiveness and safety of using these medications for psoriasis.
Despite the fact that this treatment is discouraged, many family physicians and dermatologists prescribe this type of medication for psoriasis. Researchers found that between 1989 and 2010, systemic steroids were prescribed 650,000 ti...
Generic Name: DIPHENHYDRAMINE - ORAL Pronounced: (dye-fen-HI-druh-meen) Silphen Cough Oral Uses
Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used to relieve
symptoms of allergy, hay fever and the common cold. These symptoms include
rash, itching, watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, cough, runny nose and
sneezing. It is also used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness
caused by motion sickness. Diphenhydramine can also be used to help you relax
and fall asleep.
This medication works by blocking a certain natural
substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Its
drying effects on such symptoms as watery eyes and runny nose are caused by
blocking another natural substance made by your body
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product
to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unles...
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