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Sciatic pain, worsens during winter, advised Deltacortril. Is it safe?

I am suffering from Sciatic pain. At the moment I am only on pain killler. The pain has become worst during winter. A friend of mine who is a doctor has given me few tablets of Deltacortril 5mg and asked me to take as follows 5mg per day for first 5days and thereafter 2,5mg for four days. Am bit reluctant to take steroid . Pse advice if it is ok.
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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Thanks for posting this question in this web site.
Let me wish you a very happy new year and disease free year too
Coimg back to your question, if your pain is diagnosed as sciatic pain, being a neuologist, i will like to do a MRI scan to find out if your spinal or sciatic nerve is compressed due to some cause. The initial part of the management of sciatic pain is generally medical and if the pain continues surgery is optional depending upon the clinical evidence of nerve problem.
I generaly avoid steroid tablets in patients with sciatic pain . If you donot have allergy, kidne problem you may take a short course of analgesics like Naproxen, ibuprofen for few days. The other medicines which will help you are gabapentin and pregabalin. Try to avoid steroid.
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