Asthma: Oral steroidsAAsthma: Oral steroidsAsthma: Oral steroidsEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPC;Bonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAE;Jennifer Leaist, RN, BScN;Rishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MN;Gurjit Sangha, RN, MN;James Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh8.0000000000000066.0000000000000233.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Oral steroids are used for severe asthma attacks to help reduce inflammation and swelling of airways. Learn more about oral steroids.</p><p>Oral steroids are powerful medicines to reduce the swelling and inflammation of airways. They are usually used during a severe asthma episode. “Oral” means “taken by mouth.” Oral steroids can be pills or liquid. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Oral steroids are usually taken during a severe asthma attack. </li> <li> If your child's doctor has prescribed oral steroids, your child needs to take the full course of medication. </li> <li> Oral steroids have possible side effects from short- and long-term use.</li></ul>
Stéroïdes oraux pour soigner l'asthmeSStéroïdes oraux pour soigner l'asthmeOral Steroids for AsthmaFrenchRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPCBonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAEJennifer Leaist, RN, BScNRishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MNGurjit Sangha, RN, MNJames Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh8.0000000000000066.0000000000000233.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p> Les stéroïdes oraux sont employés pour les crises d’asthme graves afin de contribuer à réduire l’inflammation et l’enflure des voies respiratoires. Découvrez les stéroïdes oraux.<br></p><p>Les stéroïdes oraux sont des médicaments puissants permettant de réduire l’enflure et l’inflammation des voies respiratoires. Ils sont habituellement employés au cours d’un grave épisode d’asthme. Le terme « oral » signifie « administré par la bouche ». Les stéroïdes oraux peuvent être pris sous forme de comprimés ou sous forme liquide. </p><h2>À retenir </h2> <ul><li>Les stéroïdes oraux sont habituellement employés au cours de graves crises d’asthme. </li> <li>Si le médecin de votre enfant lui a prescrit des stéroïdes oraux, votre enfant doit prendre le médicament au complet.</li> <li>Les stéroïdes oraux peuvent avoir des effets secondaires à la suite d’une utilisation à court et à long terme.</li></ul>

 

 

Asthma: Oral steroids1475.00000000000Asthma: Oral steroidsAsthma: Oral steroidsAEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPC;Bonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAE;Jennifer Leaist, RN, BScN;Rishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MN;Gurjit Sangha, RN, MN;James Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh8.0000000000000066.0000000000000233.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Oral steroids are used for severe asthma attacks to help reduce inflammation and swelling of airways. Learn more about oral steroids.</p><p>Oral steroids are powerful medicines to reduce the swelling and inflammation of airways. They are usually used during a severe asthma episode. “Oral” means “taken by mouth.” Oral steroids can be pills or liquid. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Oral steroids are usually taken during a severe asthma attack. </li> <li> If your child's doctor has prescribed oral steroids, your child needs to take the full course of medication. </li> <li> Oral steroids have possible side effects from short- and long-term use.</li></ul><figure><span class="asset-image-title">Oral medication</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Oral_Med_pills_liquid_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Oral medication can be in pill or liquid form.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Examples of oral steroid pills include: </p><ul><li>dexamethasone </li><li>prednisolone</li><li>prednisone </li></ul><p>If your child’s doctor has prescribed oral steroids, make sure your child takes the full course of oral steroids. This will help stop your child’s asthma from getting worse. </p><p>The course of steroids may last anywhere from three to seven days. There are usually no serious side effects if your child takes oral steroids for this length of time. If oral steroids are to be given longer than seven to 14 days (one to two weeks), the doctor will slowly reduce the dosage over a period of time. </p><h2>Possible side effects</h2><p>Some side effects of oral steroids used for a short time include:</p><ul><li>upset stomach or throwing up</li><li>increased appetite</li><li>mood changes</li><li>hyperactivity</li><li>weight gain (rare)</li></ul><p>Some side effects of oral steroids used for a long time include:</p><ul><li>increased appetite</li><li>weight gain</li><li>stomach irritation</li><li>facial hair</li><li>thinning of the bones</li></ul><p>If your child has taken oral steroids for more than 14 days (two weeks), the dosage should be slowly decreased over a period of time. Do not stop suddenly. If your child is taking oral steroids for a long time, the doctor should monitor your child carefully.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Oral_Med_pills_liquid_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpgAsthma: Oral steroids

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