Table 2

 Glucocorticoid related adverse effects other than osteoporosis that may justify regular checks

• Cushingoid symptoms
• Adrenal crisis on glucocorticoid withdrawal
• Growth retardation in children
• New onset of diabetes mellitus in subjects at risk for developing DM
• Worsening of glycaemia control in patients with diabetes mellitus
• Cataracts and glaucoma
• Peptic ulcer (in combination with NSAIDs)
• Hypertension