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Corticosteroid - Dosage and How to Use

How should Corticosteroid be used?

  • ​Your doctor will tell you how much and how often to take the medication. You doctor will prescribe the lowest effective dose for you.
  • You need to take it as instructed to get the best benefit. Do not take more than the prescribed dose or more often than directed as this may increase the risk of having side effects.
  • Do not stop this medication unless instructed by the doctor as there may be a need to slowly reduce the dose before stopping the medication completely.
  • Take corticosteroids with or after food to prevent stomach upset.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember and then continue to take it as you normally would. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the usual time. Do not double or increase the dose to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Corticosteroid - Additional Information

  • Updated on 11/30/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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