A single dose of an oral corticosteroid medication
called dexamethasone or prednisolone will usually also be prescribed to help reduce the swelling in the throat.
To examine prevalence of nonadherence to corticosteroid medication
in a population with difficult asthma and examine the relationship of poor adherence to asthma outcome, researchers obtained data from almost 200 patients referred to a clinic specialising in treating difficult asthma.
New research published in the April 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that cardiac patients who were given high-dose hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid medication
that reduces inflammation) before undergoing bypass surgery, valve replacement surgery, or both, were significantly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AF).
The low antibody response in our patient could be caused by antimicrobial drugs and corticosteroid medication
The patients were all suffering from moderate to severe asthma and had been taking inhaled corticosteroid medication
, which was stopped on the first day of the study.
I don't know if that's anecdotal treatment, or maybe some people are able to better absorb the corticosteroid medication
depending on skin type and thickness.
For patients willing to perform daily peak flow monitoring to allow early treatment of mild exacerbations with increased doses of inhaled corticosteroid medication
, this approach can result in good long-term asthma control with lower doses of inhaled corticosteroids.
Aerosolized corticosteroid medication
deposited on the tongue or oropharynx is somewhat absorbed but has an insufficient anti-inflammatory effect on the airways.
Other helpful medications include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and prednisone, a corticosteroid medication
used to treat a range of inflammatory conditions.
By three years, all patients were off their corticosteroid medication
, had almost entirely eliminated beta-agonist medications, and their symptoms of asthma were significantly reduced.
Taking oral corticosteroid medications
, such as prednisone, hydrocortisone, or methylprednisolone, for longer than six weeks can interfere with calcium absorption; in fact, risks of long-term use of these medications include osteoporosis and fractures.
Further analyses from the two INPULSISA Phase III clinical trials will also be shared with the respiratory community including the effect of OFEVA on slowing disease progression in patients who were taking anti-acid or corticosteroid medications
at treatment baseline.