ROLE OF CORTICOSTEROIDS IN COPD

  • Corticosteroids (“preventer medicines”) find their use in some COPD patients.
  • Corticosteroids tend to reduce inflammation and swelling of the airways. Also it causes a fall in the mucous / phlegm production.
  • Corticosteroids can be administered both by oral and inhaled route (preferred).
  • The role of corticosteroids in the pure disease forms of COPD is still controversial