My son was not taking the prescribed dosage . less than he should. What could be possible side affects
8 Aug 2009
The withdrawal symptoms for Cortef depend on how high the dose was, the duration of treatment and how quickly the dose was stopped or reduced. It is always recommended that corticosteroid treatment is stopped gradually - called tapering.
Symptoms of corticosteroid withdrawal include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, headache, fever, arthralgias, myalgias, and postural hypotension. Symptoms resolved when corticosteroid therapy was reinstated.
- Cortef Information for Consumers
- Cortef Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cortef (detailed)
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