Sterapred is a medication belonging to the class of corticosteroids, preparations preventing tissues from responding to inflammation or decreasing an inflammation that has already occur. Corticosteroids can also modify the body's response to certain immune stimulation. Sterapred in particular is prescribed in cases of severe allergies, various skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, multiple sclerosis.
Sterpared is ingested orally, accompanied by food. The medication pack contains a list of very specific instructions regarding the rules of taking the medication, dosage, shedule etc. These instructions may be revised and added to by your doctor in special cases. Follow the eventual instruction as closely and precisely as you can. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if the time for your next dose is nearing, skip the missed dose altogether and return to your regular medication shedule. Never take two doses in one go to make up for the missed time.
Sterapred therapy has been shown to cause an increase in blood pressure, potassium loss, salt and water retention. You may need to eleminate salt from your diet and take a calcium supplement regularly, as well as vitamin D supplements, to prevent the development of osteoporosis. While on Sterapred, do not subject yourself to live vaccination. Diabetes patients should take into account that Sterapred may influence your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels as often as your doctor tells you to.