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Is it safe to take a corticosteroid everyday?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Steroids: If you are asking about oral steroids, it is not safe to take them daily, they carry a lot of long term side effects such as weight gain, loss of bone causing osteoporosis, predisposing to diabetes and hypertension, glaucoma, cataracts, etc to name a few. Sometimes you don't have a choice but taking them if there are no alternatives, but if there are, speak to your treating physician about them.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 52 years experience
No, but: Why are you taking? What dose are you taking and how long will you be taking it? These questions have to be answered first. But as a general answer Prednisone has the potential for major side effects. These toxicities are influenced by the dose taken and the length of time it is taken.

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