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Corticosteroids - Overview

Corticosteroids medications encompass a wide range of drugs used to reduce inflammation in the body. People who might need a corticosteroid prescription medication can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe corticosteroids online, including topical corticosteroid creams, inhaled corticosteroids, oral corticosteroids and nasal corticosteroids, when appropriate to do so.

What Are Corticosteroids?

Corticosteroids are a class of hormones in the body produced by the adrenal cortex - the outer part of the adrenal glands. Further divided into the glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids, corticosteroids perform a wide range of functions in the body related to metabolism and inflammation. Corticosteroid medications are drugs that help perform the functions of natural corticosteroids found in the body. Corticosteroid prescription medications are generally written to help reduce a patient's inflammation or to support the physiological stress response (depending on the condition).

Corticosteroids - List of Medications

A wide range of corticosteroid medications exist with different routes of administration. Here is a sample list of corticosteroid medications:

Additionally, corticosteroid medications come in varying levels of potencies. Some corticosteroid medications are considered high potency while others are considered medium or low potency. Some lower potency corticosteroid medications are available over the counter (without a prescription) at pharmacies.

Corticosteroid - Uses

Corticosteroid medications are sometimes used in conjunction with other medications such as albuterol in the management of asthma, antibiotics in the treatment of certain types of infections, and various types of creams and lotions in the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Corticosteroid Prescriptions Online

For prescription corticosteroid medications, a consultation with a licensed medical provider and a prescription is necessary before a pharmacy can dispense a corticosteroid drug. While this historically meant that one needed to have an in-person office visit, the advent of telemedicine services like Push Health have made getting a corticosteroid prescription easier. Push Health enables patients to connect with licensed medical providers to get a corticosteroid prescription online, including topical corticosteroid creams, inhaled corticosteroids, oral corticosteroids and nasal corticosteroids, when appropriate to do so.

Corticosteroids - Side Effects

Corticosteroid medications can cause side effects when used. Topical corticosteroid creams can cause irritation, redness and atrophy at the application site. Systemic corticosteroid medications such as inhaled corticosteroids and oral corticosteroids can cause more significant symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, weight gain, and adrenal suppression. Prior to taking corticosteroid medications, it is important to discuss possible side effects with a qualified medical practitioner.

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Last updated October 8, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions. Please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.