Steroid Overdose Toxicity


There are multiple side effects. Higher risk of hyperglycemia - advise to avoid high glycemic index food and sweets. Hypertension - avoid excess salt intake like using salty chips Increase risk of gastritis with other medications like aspirin. So protein pump inhibitors. Discuss patient regarding cataract and glaucoma. tell them to inform if patient has diplopia, red eye and eye pain . Avoid vaccines with live attenuated virus . Use calcium supplements for osteoporosis. Daily exercise for 30 min minimum. As these patients has high risk of worsening of Infection hence early consultation with doctors is beneficial. Some patient have sleep disturbance. Stress like infection and surgery require steroid dose adjustment.

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