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when NSAIDs don not bring relief, your doctor may recommend steroids instead. taken ORALLY or by injection, prescription drugs such as prednisone ( deltasone, meticorten, orasone) and prednisolone(hydeltrasol, hydeltra - T.B.A., PEDIAPRED) are the gold standard for beating arthritis inflammation, says Dr. Dachman.
like the NSAIDs, however, steroids, particularly the oral form, can cause sideeffects. these include mood changes, increase in blood pressure and a greater susceptibility to infection. "however, a doctor can give injections right into a joint without the side effects that oralsteroids sometimes cause", says Lero C. Knodel, Pharm.D., director of the Drug Information Service and associate professor of pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at SanAntonio.
como los AINE, sin embargo, los esteroides, sobre todo la forma oral, puede provocar efectos secundarios. Estos incluyen cambios de humor, aumento de la presión arterial y una mayorsusceptibilidad a la infección. "Sin embargo, el médico puede poner inyecciones a la derecha en una articulación sin los efectos secundarios que los esteroides orales a veces causa", dice C. Lero Knodel, Doctoren Farmacia., Director del Servicio de Información sobre Drogas y profesor asociado de farmacología en la Universidad de Texas Centro de Ciencias de la Salud en San Antonio.

Still, oral steroidscan sometimes be very helpful, particularly when used in conjuction with other, slower-acting arthritis drugs. "with steroids you can control the inflammation almost immediately", ...

along withNSAIDs and steroids, your doctor may give you painkilling drugs to further ease discomfort. Prescription drugs such as phenytoin (dilantin), clonazepam (klonopin) or imipramine (tofranil) often work verywell, with few side effects, ...

It is important to remember that while all of these drugs can ease arthritis flare-ups, they won't eliminate the problem or alter the course of the disease....
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