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Corticosteroids - Interactions and Warnings
- Drug Saf 1998 Nov;19(5):389-410 -- Treatment of inflammatory rheumatic disorders in pregnancy: what are the safest treatment options? -- Ostensen M, Ramsey-Goldman R.
Bone loss in patients taking systemic corticosteroids. Patients being started on corticosteroids should receive prophylactic therapy with calcium and vitamin D.
- Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2000;(2):CD000952 -- Calcium and vitamin D for corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis. -- Homik J, Suarez-Almazor ME, Shea B, Cranney A, Wells G, Tugwell P.
Supplementation of vitamin D plus calcium is effective in corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis management.
- Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2000 Jan-Feb;18(1):3-4. -- Supplementation of vitamin D plus calcium is effective in corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis management. -- Bijlsma JW.
This study suggests that glycyrrhizin found in licorice increases the plasma prednisolone concentrations by inhibiting the metabolism of prednisolone and that it potentiates pharmacological effects of prednisolone.
- Endocrinol Jpn 1990 Jun;37(3):331-41 -- Effect of glycyrrhizin on the pharmacokinetics of prednisolone following low dosage of prednisolone hemisuccinate. -- Chen MF, Shimada F, Kato H, Yano S, Kanaoka M.
Data demonstrates that corticosteroid treatment increases chromium losses and that steroid-induced diabetes can be reversed by chromium supplementation.
- Diabet Med 1999 Feb;16(2):164-7 -- Reversal of corticosteroid-induced diabetes mellitus with supplemental chromium. -- Ravina A, Slezak L, Mirsky N, Bryden NA, Anderson RA.
Glucocorticoids elevate blood pressure.
- Biol Res Nurs 2002 Jul;4(1):16-21 -- Impaired vasodilation and nitric oxide synthase activity in glucocorticoid-induced hypertension. -- Mitchell BM, Webb RC.
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