Damage to the hip, shoulder, or knee joints
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug
Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
Corticosteroids are most often used in people
who are unable to take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or
colchicine. If only one joint is affected, injection of corticosteroids into
the joint may be most effective. If multiple joints are involved,
corticosteroids may be injected into a vein or muscle or taken by mouth in pill
form, in gradually decreasing doses.
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