Corticosteroids and Ulcers: Is There an Association?

  title={Corticosteroids and Ulcers: Is There an Association?},
  author={P. G. Pecora and B. Kaplan},
  journal={Annals of Pharmacotherapy},
  pages={870 - 872}
  • P. G. Pecora, B. Kaplan
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy
  • The literature presented supports a small but highly probable association between corticosteroids and ulcers. The following characteristics appear to be exhibited by patients who are at high risk for developing corticosteroid-induced ulcers: corticosteroids coadministered with NSAIDs, a total dosage greater than 1000 mg of prednisone equivalent, a duration of therapy longer than 30 days, and a history of PUD. Further prospective research examining the association of corticosteroids and PUD in… CONTINUE READING
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