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Have been asked to take prednisolone for a couple of days for a cough, inflammation, and such. what are the potential side affects? is this the right approach to treat my symptoms?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Corticosteroids: Short term taking of corticosteroid medication(a week) is usually no problem for nondiabetics. I reserve corticosteroid medication in respiratory tract infection for patients who have complications of wheezing.but they have been prescribed as add ons in cases of community acquired pneumonia by some physicians.

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Last updated Oct 20, 2019

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