Use: To induce remission and treat flare-ups

Treatment: Medications include Prednisone, Methylprednisone, Hydrocortisone and Budesonide (non-systemic). The medication must be weaned to prevent adrenal crisis.

Side effects include: weight gain, acne, “moon face”, immune suppression and therefore risk for opportunistic infections, avascular necrosis of the hips/joints, osteoporosis, hypertension, mood swings, insomnia, cataracts, stretch marks, hyperglycemia

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REMINDER: This information is intended to provide general information and should not be used to base a diagnosis or treatment. Please consult the doctors about your specific condition and the approach for treatment.