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On prednisone for 2 and a half years for ulcerative colitis. wondering what's the long term effects of this pill and shouldnt i stop taking it soon?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
Long list: There is a long list of side effects from Prednisone ranging from osteoporosis, weight gain, diabetes, avascular necrosis, infections, and cataracts, etc. Talk to your prescribing doctor to see whether you can be weaned off or not.

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