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    Anti-inflammatory Eye Preparations Professional

    Anti-inflammatory Eye Preparations, Corticosteroid/antibiotic combinations [ 2 ] Examples - betamethasone + neomycin, dexamethasone 0.1% + neomycin/polymyxin B/tobramycin, ...

    Corticosteroids and Corticosteroid Replacement Therapy Professional

    Biological half life: 36-54 hours Dexamethasone Betamethasone 0.75 mg 0.75 mg 25-50 25-50 0 0 Mineralocorticoids Aldosterone Fludrocortisone 0.3 mg 2 mg 0 15 ...

    Oral Steroids Conditions

    This group includes steroids such as: Prednisolone Betamethasone Dexamethasone Hydrocortisone Methylprednisolone Deflazacort The other group is called m...

    Uses Side-effects Cautions and contraindications Interactions

    Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Conditions

    Stronger steroids such as prednisolone and dexamethasone may be used in adults. Hydrocortisone is still used in short bursts in adults during illness, or after injury or surgery. , co...

    Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Professional

    Longer-acting glucocorticoids, such as prednisolone and dexamethasone, can be used in adults but they are generally avoided in children because of concerns about growth suppression. , cong...

    Croup Professional

    Steroids Systematic reviews of the use of systemic dexamethasone and nebulised budesonide have shown that they are effective in easing symptoms within a few hours. , croup dexamethason...

    Preventing Steroid-induced Osteoporosis Conditions

    Prednisolone is the most commonly prescribed steroid tablet. Dexamethasone is another steroid that is sometimes prescribed. See separate leaflet called Oral Steroids for more details . , ...

    Croup Conditions

    Other treatments A steroid medicine such as dexamethasone or prednisolone is usually prescribed. Steroid medicines help to reduce inflammation. , cough croup dexamethasone p...

    Symptoms Treatment

    Immune Thrombocytopenia Professional

    High-dose dexamethasone. Other treatments Tranexamic acid is used for menorrhagia, but is contra-indicated if there is haematuria. , idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura d...

    Uveitis Conditions

    Examples of steroid drops include prednisolone and dexamethasone eye drops. Although steroid eye drops usually work well, in some cases side-effects occur and these are sometimes serio...

    Local Preparations for Anal Disorders Conditions

    Local Preparations for Anal Disorders, For many of these, a local preparation may be helpful. Local preparations are creams, ointments or suppositories which are applied dir...

    Antimicrobial Eye Preparations Professional

    Antimicrobial Eye Preparations, This is particularly important to bear in mind in pregnant and breast-feeding women, as there are very limited data regarding the safety of eye preparation...

    Ocular Diagnostic Preparations Professional

    Ocular Diagnostic Preparations

    Cushing's Syndrome Professional

    An elevated ACTH level is consistent with ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome. [ 9 ] If the plasma ACTH level is detectable then the following tests are indicated: High-dose dexa...

    Topical Steroids (excluding Inhaled Steroids) Conditions

    Eye drops or ointments such as betamethasone , dexamethasone , prednisolone , loteprednol , fluorometholone and rimexolone . These are used to reduce inflammation after operations to ...

    High-altitude Illness Professional

    Acetazolamide (250 mg bd) and/or dexamethasone (8 mg stat then 4 mg qds), especially if descent is not possible. (Acetazolamide is more effective for prophylaxis than for treatment  - de...

    Nausea and Vomiting in Palliative Care Professional

    Corticosteroids, such as dexamethasone, may reduce the size of the tumour or reduce oedema surrounding the tumour. Anxiolytics may have a role in some patients in whom anxiety is thought t...

    Obstetric Cholestasis Professional

    Treatment - topical emollients are safe for both mother and baby but their efficacy is unproven. [ 1 ] Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA)  is the mainstay of medical management, with noted positive ef...

    Hypokalaemia Professional

    Low-dose dexamethasone suppression test or dexamethasone corticotropin-releasing hormone test (if Cushing's syndrome is suspected).

    Otitis Externa and Painful, Discharging Ears Professional

    Recommended steroids are betamethasone, hydrocortisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone and flumetasone. Risk of secondary fungal infection or allergy increases when courses are prolonged: con...

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