Corticosteroids for Gout
Depending on the drug, steroids may be given intravenously, as pills, or as an injection.
How It Works
Why It Is Used
Corticosteroids may be used for:
Corticosteroids should not be given to people who have a joint infection.
How Well It Works
Corticosteroids usually provide rapid relief from gout symptoms. Because of their potential side effects if used for a long time, corticosteroids are usually prescribed only for a short time.
Common short-term side effects include:
Uncommon short-term side effects include:
Long-term side effects include:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
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