Corticosteroid

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Corticosteroids are potent, naturally occurring anti-inflammatory drugs that are used in the management of inflammatory diseases in cats.

  • Short-acting
- Hydrocortisone
  • Medium-acting
- Budesonide
- Prednisolone
- Methylprednisolone acetate
- Triamcinolone
  • Long-acting
- Betamethasone
- Dexamethasone
- Fludrocortisone
- Desoxycorticosterone

Corticosteroids affect the pituitary-adrenal axis and suppress endogenous corticosteroid production as well as stimulating gastric acid production.

They should be used with caution when NSAIDs are used.