Today we will be posting letters to those patients who 𝐚𝐥𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 have a ͟𝗥͟𝗘͟𝗦͟𝗖͟𝗨͟𝗘͟ ͟𝗣͟𝗔͟𝗖͟𝗞͟ of Steroids (Prednisolone) on their prescriptions for 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. There has been some developing evidence that, if you have Coronavirus, taking these could increase the risk of complications. The letter will read:
I am urgently writing to you as you have a home supply of tablet steroids (Prednisolone) to take if your lung condition becomes troublesome. There is some worrying developing evidence that if you have coronavirus, and take tablet steroids, this increases the risk of complications from the coronavirus.
𝐃𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐝𝐬 (𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞) 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐧𝐨𝐰, 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐯𝐢𝐚 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐠𝐞.
Dr Nick Howlett