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What are the metabolic effects of glucocorticoids?
Elevation of Blood Glucose
Suppression of Protein Synthesis
Fat redistribution
What are the uses of glucocorticoids?
Suppression of immune system
Anti-inflammatory effects
What conditions are glucocorticoids used for?
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lupus
IBD
Asthma
Neoplasms
Suppression of Organ Rejection
Prevention of Respiratory Distress in Neonates
What are the adverse effects of glucocorticoids?
Adrenal Insufficiency
Osteoporosis (suppression of bone formation)
Infection
Glucose Intolerance
Myopathy
Sodium and Water retention
Growth Retardation
Psychological Disturbances
Cataracts and Glaucoma
Peptic Ulcer Disease
Cushing's Syndrome
Hypokalemia
What are the drug interactions of glucocorticoids?
Vaccines
NSAIDs
Drugs that induce hypokalemia
Because of adrenal suppression, glucocorticoids should be withdrawn slowly with additional does during stress.
T or F
True