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What are side effects of corticosteroids for psoriasis?

Side effects of long-term use of corticosteroid pills or injections for psoriasis are quite common and can be dangerous. They may include high blood pressure, infections, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, psychosis, and osteoporosis, as well as weight gain, fluid retention, irregular menstruation, acne, excess hair growth, bruising, irritability, and insomnia. You should also avoid combining corticosteroids with ibuprofen, aspirin, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) because it can increase their side effects.

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