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16 yr old on prednisone for 5 days. Chest &back pain. No known heart iasues?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience in General Practice
Prednisone?: What was the reason for Prednisone in the first place? Prednisone does have a wide range of side effects including gastritis, bp, increase glucose. Serious reaction can include congestive heart failure.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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