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Jornal de Pediatria
Objective: To describe the main undesirable side effects of glucocorticoid therapy, mechanisms of action and the necessary measures to minimize side effects. Sources: Author's experience, supplemented with papers published in MEDLINE. Summary of the findings: The principles for minimizing undesirable side effects of glucocorticoid therapy include: a) only use glucocorticoids if they are essential; b) avoid the use of long-acting glucocorticoids, using short-and intermediate-actingdoi:10.1590/s0021-75572007000700007 pmid:18000630 fatcat:brxh265mqjdy7p56j6adopekfe