A 90-year-old male asked:
my grandfather is 84 years old he is diagnosed with sciatica. he is prescribed prednisolone 4mg what is consequences on long term use with this drug.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ben Pradhan answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually not much: Short term steroids usually don't have a lot of side effects unless you are diabetic (can raise your blood sugar level). Long term use (weeks to months) can cause weight gain, loss of bone density, etc.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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