Adverse Effects of Corticosteroids

Mnemonic: “RAMADAN MUBARAK”

R: Raised BP, Retention of fluid
A: Acquired cataract, Atrophy of skin
M: Moon face
A: Avascular necrosis
D: Diabetes
A: Acne, Arteriosclerosis
N: Neuropsychiatric complication (euphoria, dysphoria/depression, psychosis,…)

M: Myopathy
U: Ulcer(Peptic ulcer disease)
B: Bone loss (osteoporosis), Buffalo Hump, BMI increased(obesity)
A: Arrhythmias, Adrenal insufficiency
R: Risk of infection increase
AK: AKathisia

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