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A 67-year-old female asked:

How long does prednisone side effects last for 40mg taken for 3 days. also had cortisone shot two days before staring prednisone for back?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Probably : The side effects usually subside in
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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The prednisone should be out of your system within another 3 days, altho the anti-inflammatory effect may linger. Cortisone shot depends on type: repo-medrol may stay in the system for several weeks depending on where it was injected. Please follow up with your doctor if your systems come back or if side effects persist or are severe.
May 14, 2015
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Typo: s/b depo-medrol. Sorry!
May 14, 2015

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