Expect to See Fewer Rxs for Short Courses of Oral Steroids

You'll see more focus on safe use of SHORT courses of oral corticosteroids (methylprednisolone, prednisone, etc).

Using a steroid short-term can cause high blood sugar, insomnia, etc. But now new evidence links steroid use for just one week to a slightly higher risk of fractures, blood clots, and blood infections.

We're still telling pharmacists to continue to feel comfortable recommending 5 days of steroids for flares of asthma, COPD, or gout.

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