Corticosteroid-Induced Myopathy Medication

Updated: Sep 10, 2019
  • Author: Patrick M Foye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Various medications, including potassium supplements, phenytoin, vitamin E, and anabolic steroids, have been tried as potential treatments for steroid myopathy. [5] 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. [30] Another recommendation is that the currently administered steroid be exchanged for one that is not fluorinated.