Does alternate-day cloprednol therapy prevent bone loss? A longitudinal double-blind, controlled clinical study.


Osteoporosis is a serious side effect of systemic treatment with steroids. Cloprednol, a synthetic glucocorticoid with an anti-inflammatory potency twice that of prednisone, causes less calcium and nitrogen excretion than does prednisone in equipotent doses. Therefore a double-blind study was undertaken comparing the effects of alternate-day cloprednol and… (More)