Question 5 - Glucocorticoids

Corticosteroids are used in the suppression of inflammatory and allergic disorders.

a) Discuss the adverse effects of corticosteroids. (10 marks)

b) What are the differences in the potencies of hydrocortisone, prednisolone and dexamethasone? (6 marks)

c) Adrenal suppression can occur with high doses and/or prolonged corticosteroids treatments. How can this complication be prevented and managed? (4 marks)

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