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Published online 2010 Dec 13. doi:  10.4103/2152-7806.73804

Table 1

The commonly known and documented side effects of steroid-based medications[106]

Side effects of steroid-based medications
Increased risk of infectionImpaired wound healing
DermatitisIncreased appetite
Fluid retention edemaWeight gain
Fat deposits in face, chest, upper back and stomachWorsening of previously acquired medical conditions
Mood changeDepression
Cushingoid-like stateAdrenal suppression and crisis
Stomach ulcersCataracts
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