Are nasal steroids safe?

Title

Are nasal steroids safe?

Creator

Mehle Mark E

Publisher

Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery

Date

2003
2003-06

Description

Nasal steroids have emerged as an integral part of rhinitis management. Most studies have shown no evidence of significant hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression from nasal steroid use, at least based on dynamic testing. Bone mineral density loss, glaucoma, and cataract formation are risks associated with systemic steroids, but reports with nasal steroid use are few. Growth retardation has been seen with some nasal steroids, but not others, based on stadiometric growth studies. Further studies are certainly needed to resolve this issue. Nasal steroids, in general, have an excellent safety record.

Subject

Administration; Anti-Inflammatory Agents/*administration & dosage/*adverse effects/therapeutic use; Humans; Inhalation; Intranasal; Rhinitis/*drug therapy

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

201–205

Issue

3

Volume

11

Citation

Mehle Mark E, “Are nasal steroids safe?,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 23, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4278.

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