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  • Steroid tablets

    Steroid tablets are used to rapidly control inflammation for patients with many different kinds of rheumatological conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). However, as with all drugs some people will have side-effects. These pages set out what you need to know.

  • Polymyalgia rheumatica

    Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory condition that typically causes severe pain and stiffness in both shoulders and both hips, mainly in people over 50 or 60. It needs prompt medical attention as there can sometimes be complications.

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