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Prednisone side effects?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience in Rheumatology
Varied: There are many potential effects to taking Prednisone or any steroid medication. They include sweats, increased appetite, weight gain, acne, elevated blood sugar, increased frequency of urination. And others. More serious effects include raising blood pressure, causing cataracts to mature more quickly, osteoporosis and damage to bone( called osteonecrosis).
Answered on Dec 3, 2019
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Weight gain, bruisability, diabetes, infection, cataracts, osteoporosis and fracture and avascular necrosis among others.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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It depends: It depends on the amount taken and the length of time it is continued. Common effects include weight gain, bruisability and infection risk. There are ... Read More
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May not be: This may depend on what you are being treated with and for what. We sometimes see joint complaints from tapering perdnisone. That means as the dos ... Read More

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