Corticosteroids are commonly prescribed for a variety of indications due to the wide range of effects on the human body. Although they exhibit many therapeutic uses, corticosteroids are unfortunately known for their many dose- and duration-dependent toxicities. The purpose of this review is to explore indications for corticosteroid use, differences among formulations, and adverse effects and their management.
Michelle Kapugi, PharmD, Solid Organ Transplant PGY2 Pharmacy Resident, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.
Kathleen Cunningham, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, Chicago, IL; and Clinical Pharmacist, Solid Organ Transplant, Residency Program Director, PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.
The authors have no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.