Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

ISSN - 2157-7536

Oral Steroids

Steroids which are given orally called as Oral Steroids. Their mode of action is non-narcotic and anti-inflammatory and treated for back pain. These are prescribed medicines to treat Cancers. These are used as short course. The risk is more when taken higher doses. The main side effect of oral steroids is osteoporosis, weight gain and getting infections.

Oral steroids are powerful medicines to reduce the swelling and inflammation of airways. They are usually used during a severe asthma episode. Oral steroids can be pills or liquid. The side effects of oral steroids are increased appetite weight gain, stomach irritation, facial hair, thinning of the bones. Mostly oral steroids are avoided after 14days.