Community

difference between anabolic steroids cortisone shots

Corticosteroids are medications used to treat inflammatory, immune, and allergic disorders. They treat severe allergies, arthritis, asthma, lupus, and skin conditions such as eczema and rashes. They can also treat ear and eye problems and rectal conditions.

Corticosteroids are immunosuppressive, that is, they decrease the activity of the immune system and, thus, they are recommended for short-term use only. Doctors are careful about prescribing corticosteroids because of the possible side effects.

Corticosteroids are strong medicines, and they carry a risk of side effects such as: weakened bones (osteoporosis), cataracts, increased risk of infections, elevated pressure in the eyes (glaucoma) and so on.

Examples of corticosteroids: Hydrocortisone, Prednisone, Prednisolone, Cortisporin, Flovent, Orapred, Mometasone, Triamcinolone, Cortisone shots.

Anabolic steroids are man-made substances related to the male sex hormone. Medical uses of anabolic steroids include some hormone problems in men, late puberty, and muscle loss from some diseases.

Anabolic steroids are classified as a C-III drug and are controlled by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).