Corticosteroid-Induced Myopathy Medication
- Author: Patrick M Foye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA more...
Various medications, including potassium supplements, phenytoin, vitamin E, and anabolic steroids, have been tried as potential treatments for steroid myopathy. None have been clearly shown to prevent or reverse muscle weakness induced by steroid myopathy. The main treatment recommendations for steroid myopathy are a decrease in the dose of steroid to below a threshold level or the discontinuation of the corticosteroid's use. Alternate-day dosing could also be considered. Another recommendation is that the currently administered steroid be exchanged for one that is not fluorinated.
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