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How can steroid side effects be minimized?

To minimize the side effects of steroids, doctors follow these guidelines:

  • Use steroids only when necessary.
  • Monitor closely to detect the development of serious side effects.
  • If possible, use steroid injections for problems in a specific area.
  • Use the minimal dose required to gain control of the disease.
  • Reduce the dose gradually if the disease remains under control.
  • Monitor blood pressure often and treat if necessary.
  • Recommend calcium supplements, vitamin D, and bone-building prescription medications to help maintain bone strength (this is done especially if steroids will be taken for a long period of time).
  • Have your bone density checked every one to two years.

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