Steroids

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sdespins
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Steroids
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2014-02-08 20:11:27
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Steroids
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Steroid Drugs
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  1. Primary glucocorticoid
    Cortisol/Hydrocortisone
  2. Inhaled formulation of glucocorticoid

    Used for allergic rhinitis and asthma
    Beclomethasone
  3. High Potency

    Systemic use, topical treatment of skin disorders (Very high potency)

    Used to prevent respiratory distress in premature infants
    Betamethasone
  4. Used as a suppression test for Cushing's Syndrome

    Used to treat neoplasia, inflammatory disorders

    Used to prevent respiratory distress in premature infants
    Dexamethasone
  5. Mineralocorticod

    Used as replacement therapy for Addison's disease and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
    Fludrocortisone
  6. Inhaled formulation of glucocorticoid

    Used to treat allergic rhinitis and asthma
    Fluticasone
  7. Mild potency

    Systemic treatment of inflammatory disorders.
    Methylprenisolone
  8. Mild potency

    In the liver prednisone is converted to this drug
    Prednisolone (Active Drug)
  9. Can give to pregnant mothers
    Prednisone (pro-drug)
  10. Inhaled formulation of glucocorticoids.

    Used for allergic rhinitis and asthma.

    It is a topical glucocorticoid (medium potency)
    Triamcinolone
  11. Adrenal corticoid antagonist: inhibitor of adrenalcorticoid synthesis.

    Can be used as an anti-fungal.
    Ketoconazole
  12. Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist: blocks the formation of aldosterone.

    It is also an androgen receptor antagonist
    Spironolactone
  13. Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist.

    It causes less adverse effects.

    Used for heart failure.
    Eplerenone

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