Tag Archives: Side effects

Oral steroids and side effects

If you are prescribed oral steroid tablets these will be a higher dose than the inhaled form. For this reason they are prescribed in short courses rather than continually. If you are prescribed a course of oral steroids you should complete the course or seek advice from your doctor or asthma nurse if you have […]

Steroid sparing immunosuppressant medicines

There are some people whose asthma control can only be achieved using steroid tablets. Steroids can have side effects especially when used long term. Doctors try to keep the dose of steroids as low as possible in to order to reduce the risk of side effects. To assist in keeping the steroid dose as low […]

Reasons for difficult to control asthma

Incorrect diagnosis One reason for a poor response to treatment is that some people do not have asthma, but have another illness causing their symptoms. Your GP may refer you to a respiratory specialist for further investigation to confirm asthma or look for an alternative diagnosis. Sometimes it ┬átakes time and a trial of medication […]