Corticosteroids are a group of drugs commonly referred to as steroids, though they are not to be confused with anabolic or other steroids. These steroids are synthetic or naturally occurring versions of the hormones produced by the adrenal glands.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Drugs[edit | edit source]
Glucocorticoids and mineralcorticoids[edit | edit source]
Corticosteroid drugs have different degrees of glucocorticoid or mineralcorticoid effects, or a mix of both. Glucocorticoid effects generally involve "regulating metabolism, and inflammation." Mineralcorticoid effects generally involve "regulating sodium and water levels", and side effects may include increased excretion of potassium. Fludrocortisone has strong mineralcorticoid effects, and may be used for orthostatic intolerance.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Corticosteroids given during acute viral infection may trigger myalgic encephalomyelitis
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- List of corticosteroid drugs - Medscape
References[edit | edit source]
- National Health Service. "Steroids". NICE. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
- Ericson-Neilsen, William; Kaye, Alan David (2014). "Steroids: Pharmacology, Complications, and Practice Delivery Issues". The Ochsner Journal. 14 (2): 203–207. ISSN 1524-5012. PMC 4052587. PMID 24940130.
- Yoshitomi, Hisae; Iwaoka, Emiko; Kubo, Masahide; Shibata, Masaru; Gao, Ming (January 2011). "Beneficial effect of Sparassis crispa on stroke through activation of Akt/eNOS pathway in brain of SHRSP". Journal of Natural Medicines. 65 (1): 135–141. doi:10.1007/s11418-010-0475-9. ISSN 1340-3443. PMC 2999729. PMID 21076883.
adverse reaction Any unintended or unwanted response to a treatment, whether in a clinical trial or licensed treatment. May be minor or serious.