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Used in replacement doses (20 mg of hydrocortisone or equivalent) systemically to treat adrenocortical insufficiency. Larger doses are usually used for their anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, or antineoplastic activity. Used adjunctively in many other situations, including hypercalcemia and autoimmune diseases. Topical corticosteroids are used in a variety of inflammatory and allergic conditions. Inhalant corticosteroids are used in the chronic management of reversible airway disease (asthma); intranasal and ophthalmic corticosteroids are used in the management of chronic allergic and inflammatory conditions.
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Quiring, Courtney, et al. "Corticosteroids." Davis's Drug Guide, 16th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2019. www.drugguide.com/ddo/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50938/all/corticosteroids.
Quiring C, Sanoski CA, Vallerand AH. Corticosteroids. Davis's Drug Guide. 16th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2019. https://www.drugguide.com/ddo/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50938/all/corticosteroids. Accessed October 21, 2019.
Quiring, C., Sanoski, C. A., & Vallerand, A. H. (2019). Corticosteroids. In Davis's Drug Guide. Available from https://www.drugguide.com/ddo/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50938/all/corticosteroids
Quiring C, Sanoski CA, Vallerand AH. Corticosteroids [Internet]. In: Davis's Drug Guide. F.A. Davis Company; 2019. [cited 2019 October 21]. Available from: https://www.drugguide.com/ddo/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50938/all/corticosteroids.
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