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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are some side effects of prednisolone?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lots: Prednisolone is a steroid used to shut down inflammation that causes asthma symptoms, trouble breathing, etc. Used infrequently in short bursts, it can cause mild behavioral changes, agitation, and hyperactivity. Over time, with repeated use, it can cause a decrease in growth, fat deposition, acne, and bone thinning.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Many: Prednisolone eye drops have a few short term side effects, like occasional irritation with use and increaed intraocular pressure. With long-term use, they can cause cataracts, glaucoma and increase your risk of infection.

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Varied: But could include stomach irritation, irritability, increased risk of infection, increased blood sugar, decreased ability to heal. Generally the need outweighs any risk of the medication.
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What are prednisolone steroid side effects?

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See below: Depends on the length of therapy. Short term side effects can be abdominal pain, increased appetite, and mood changes. Long term effects include immunosuppression, weight gain, and a moon face.
Last updated May 27, 2017
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