Inhaled steroids can increase the risk of glaucoma or cataracts

    Researchers are warning that inhaled steroids can increase the risk of glaucoma or cataracts.

    This is being seen with chronic, high doses. For example, at least 1600 mcg/day of beclomethasone or budesonide...for more than 3 months.

    In spite of this, advise patients NOT to stop using their inhaled steroids. These drugs can decrease hospitalization for asthma...and may slow the progression of the disease.

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