This World Asthma Day (May 3, 2022) we’re coming together to explore and attempt to solve the gaps in asthma care in our community. 

Many of you with asthma may have been prescribed oral corticosteroids at some point, but do you know the risks? Corticosteroid tablets and liquids, such as prednisone and prednisolone, can be a powerful and lifesaving treatment for people with asthma. But they can also have negative side effects, ​especially when taken too often.

There is evidence to suggest that some people with asthma are being overprescribed oral corticosteroid tablets as part of their asthma management. It’s important that people with asthma receive the right dose of corticosteroid tablets (no more than is needed) at the right time with an informed understanding of how they affect your body.

We’re asking you to help us by completing a short survey.  It will take approximately 5 minutes of your time. The survey has been approved by the Monash University Ethics Committee (ID32641) and will remain open until 6pm AWST May 16, 2022.

Once you’ve completed the survey, you will receive a link to read more information about oral corticosteroids.

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