Anyone taking oral steroids or a high dose of inhaled steroids for more than three weeks should be given a steroid treatment card . Small enough to keep in your purse or wallet, this card has room to record the details of your dose and your condition(s). This is so that if you ever need any medical treatment and you're not able to communicate (you're having an asthma attack, for example), the people treating you know you're taking prednisolone and can plan your treatment accordingly. If you are taking oral steroids, or high-dose inhaled steroids, for more than three weeks then you should never suddenly stop them.
· Course of betamethasone - 2 doses 12 mg of betamethasone given intramuscularly (IM) 24 hours apart.
· Course of dexamethasone - 4 doses 6mg of dexamethasone given intramuscularly (IM) 12 hours apart.
· Course of placebo/betamethasone - 2 doses pharmacy prepared placebo (2ml normal saline in a syringe covered with a label to conceal the contents) or betamethasone (12 mg betamethasone in a syringe covered with a label to conceal the contents) given IM 24 hours apart.
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· Preterm labor*
· Clinical Chorioamnionitis*
· Respiratory distress syndrome*
· Bronchopulmonary dysplasia*
· Severe intraventricular hemorrhage*
· Periventricular leukomalacia*
· Neonatal sepsis*
· Necrotizing enterocolitis*
· Retinopathy of prematurity*
· Perinatal death*
· Postpartum endometritis*
· Maternal sepsis
Help I have a friend who is a gym goer Im not sure of his quantity or how long he has been taking steroids, but stopped recently because he had really bad neck pain. No dr or scan, ultrasound etc showed anything. Put on huge pain killer amounts didnt help alot but felt after about six weeks some relief. Until today when he thinks a prior knee issue has flared up. If this a result of steroid abuse how long before it heals? Im pretty sure he wont touch them again. He can handle all over aches and pains but these last two injuries have had him off work.