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what are some prednisolone side effects?

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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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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A 37-year-old member asked:

Which is more recommended, adrenal glandular or cortisone/prednisolone?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Neither: Actually, more Prednisone is used than either of the other 2 meds. Cortisone has been the traditionally used med but must be given several times daily. Prednisone and Prednisolone can usually be given once daily. Also, because cortisone causes some salt retention, it is better for those with low blood pressure while the others are better for those with higher blood pressure.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the serious prednisolone side effects ?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Steroids: Most significant complications arise from prolonged and chronic use and include high blood sugar, elevated blood pressure, weight gain and osteoporosis.
A 40-year-old member asked:

The side effects of prednisolone go away after I stop taking the medication for how long?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
A couple of weeks: But some, such as osteoporosis, can be permanent.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are some side effects of prednisolone?

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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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Do the side effects of prednisolone go away after I stopped?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Usually: If used for a short period of time steroids usually have no long term side effects. If taken for a longer period they may leed to weight gain, fullness of the face, skin, and bone problems. Discuss with your doctor if prescribed for a long period of time.

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