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Some side effects of steroids, including Cormax, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
- Ruptured tendons
- Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
- Severe fluid retention
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
In general, these serious reactions are unlikely to occur when Cormax is used as directed for a short period of time (two weeks or less). Applying too much over too large an area, for extended periods may increase the risk for serious steroid side effects.
Long-Term Cormax Side EffectsUsing steroids like Cormax over long periods of time can cause a different set of side effects. These reactions are most likely to be seen in people who use this medicine over a large area of the body for a long period of time (more than two weeks). Some of the problems seen with long-term use might include:
- Suppression of the immune system (perhaps leading to infections or other problems)
- Weight gain
- Bulging eyes
- Fluid retention
- Loss of muscle
- Fat deposits on the face and back (causing a round face and a fatty hump on the back of the neck)
- Stunted growth (in children).
Cormax is a highly potent steroid and is probably more likely to cause these side effects, compared to less potent steroids. This is why Cormax is recommended only for short-term use (two weeks or less).