A 57-year-old member asked:
what are the side-effects from prednisolone? what side effects can i expect from long-term use of the arthritis drug prednisolone?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge answered
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Side : Side effects from the use of steroid drugs such as Prednisolone are dependent on the amount of drug taken on a daily basis and for how long the drug has been used. The most common side effects include weight gain, fullness and roundness of the face, a buffalo hump at the base of the neck, cataract, diabetes, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, propensity to infections, low potassium. In some instances most of these side effects are preventable and will improve after the dose has been decreased or discontinue. These medications are many times life saving in certain conditions and should not be stopped or discontinue without discussing it with the patient's physician.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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