The data revealed the most common indications for short-term corticosteroid use to be upper respiratory tract infections, spinal conditions, and allergies.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing about the permanent discontinuation of Aristospan (triamcinolone hexacetonide injectable suspension; Sandoz).
Using the Drug Interaction Probability Scale this interaction scored a 7 out of 10 indicating probable interaction.
The FDA is reporting a shortage in certain presentations of Solu-Medrol Powder for Injection (Pfizer) and the generic Methylprednisolone sodium succinate for injection (Fresenius Kabi).
The Endocrine Society has issued a new Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on diagnosis and treatment of primary adrenal insufficiency or Addison's disease.
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages - but not beverages sweetened with aspartame - is associated with suppression of cortisol and stress responses in the brain in new research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Mylan announced the launch of Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate Orally Disintegrating Tablets, the generic of Shionogi's Orapred ODT.
Concomitant use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), low-dose aspirin or cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) selective inhibitors with other drugs can increase the risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), and the magnitude of interaction varies according to drug combination.
Glucocorticoids are commonly prescribed for immune system suppression and to decrease inflammation for a range of medical conditions, but they may also carry a risk of severe adverse neuropsychiatric effects.
The Boston division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced the arrest of a former supervising pharmacist at the New England Compounding Center (NECC) on one count of mail fraud related to a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak.
The stress response in traders is associated with greater risk aversion during periods of market volatility, which may contribute to market instability.
Patients with adrenal tumors of intermediate phenotype or subclinical Cushing's syndrome are at increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality compared to those with stable non-secreting adrenal incidentalomas.
For patients with CNS infections, there was a significant correlation between strokes and increased severity of abnormalities in cerebrospinal fluid.
Compared with a single course of antenatal corticosteroid therapy, multiple courses do not increase or decrease the risk of death or disability for the child at age 5 years.
Many male youths are using appearance and performance enhancing drugs, which include anabolic steroids and human growth hormone, and are finding them easily accessible online.
Topical maternal exposure to corticosteroids during pregnancy is not associated with orofacial cleft, preterm delivery, fetal death, low Apgar score, and mode of delivery.
Researchers found that dexamethasone is better than placebo for reducing cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in patients with advanced cancer.
A steroid injection compounded at a Tennessee pharmacy is linked to seven cases of infections.
The FDA is alerting health care providers, hospital supply managers, and pharmacists to immediately check and quarantine any sterile products from ApotheCure or sterile lyophilized products from NuVision Pharmacy. They may have a high potential for contamination.