Table 1

Potential glucocorticoid toxicity

Potentially preventableNot preventable
Acne vulgarisAccelerated atherosclerotic vascular disease
Congestive heart failure and fluid retentionCataracts
Diabetes mellitusMood change
GlaucomaMyopathy
HypertensionOsteonecrosis
OsteoporosisSerious infection
Peptic ulcer diseaseSkin bruising/thinning
Sleep disturbances and memory effectsWeight gain