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Coronavirus: Avoid excessive use of steroids, health minister Harsh Vardhan cautions citizens

Scroll | 20/05/2021 12:29 PM | Click to read full article

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday cautioned citizens against indiscriminate and excessive use of steroids.“People are taking heavy doses of steroids even when they have not turned hypoxic,” Vardhan said.

“Steroids are to be provided only when a patient is hypoxic, to be administered in small doses to prevent side effects and not more than a few days at a stretch. Recommendations of a doctor is must for the use of these medicines.”