corticosteroid medication

corticosteroid medication

parenteral and/or topical corticosteroid medication used to treat inflammatory states; predisposes to spread of untreated infection, reversible skin thinning, non-reversible skin striae and telangiectasia, contact dermatitis, acne, reversible mild depigmentation, hypertrichosis, raised blood pressure, tendency to type 2 diabetes mellitus (Table 1)
Table 1: Potencies of topical corticosteroid preparations
PotencyExamples
Mild
Mild with anti-microbial
e.g.: Hydrocortisone 0.5-1%
e.g.: Canesten HC, Daktacort, Fucidin H; Synalar 1:10
Moderatee.g.: Betnovate RD; Eumovate, Haelan; Synalar 1:4
Moderate with anti-microbiale.g.: Trimovate
Moderate with ureae.g.: Calmurid HC
Potente.g.: Betamethasone valerate 0.1%; Betnovate; Synalar
Potent with anti-microbiale.g.: Aureocort; Betnovate-C; Tri-Adcortyl; Synalar C
Potent with salicylic acide.g.: Diprosalic
Very potent
Very potent with anti-microbial
e.g.: Dermovate
e.g.: Dermovate-NN

Mild and moderate preparations have few side effects; Care is required in the use of potent or very potent topical corticosteroids and absorption through the skin can cause Cushingoid symptoms and adrenal cortex suppression; absorption is greatest through raw skin, or where larger areas of skin are treated.

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