Side effects of corticosteroids mnemnics

Side effectss of cortcosteriods mnemonics

Corticosteroid side effects are common and must know because corticosteroids are one of the commonly used drugs, that are used from short term to long term. These include:

C- Cushy weight gain
R- Rebound acne
A- Angry mood swings
Z- Zebra stripes / stretch marks
Y- Yawning insomnia

S- Spaghetti bones/ weak bones/ fractures
T- Thunder thighs/thicker thighs
E- Eye troubles/ blurred vision/ cataract
R- Rapid heartbeat/ tachycardia
O- Ouchy infections
I- Inflated / moon face
D- Diabeted risk
S- Stunted growth/shoet stature

Steroids examples

Prednisolone, hydrocortisoon, dexamethasone, betamethasone, methylprednisolone, cortisone, budesonide, triamcinolone etc

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corticosteroids side effects mnemonic
corticosteroids side effects mnemonic

Corticosteroids toxicity

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