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can you drink moderately ehike taking prednisone?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not recommended.: Avoid alcohol use if you are taking prednisone.

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Side effects of taking prednisone?

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Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to stop taking prednisone for a while?

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
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Possibly: It depends on why you are on it and how long that you have been on prednisone. If you have been on it a while, it has to be slowly tapered off. The speed of the taper is very individualized as every patient is different.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

What are the side effects of taking prednisone for long periods of time?

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Dr. Joseph Ortiz
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Several side effects: Sodium and fluid retention sweating incr. Headache vertigo insomnia nervousness mood swings edema muscle weakness bp elevated glucose intolerance petechiae/ecchymosis facial erythema menstrual irregularities hypokalemia iop incr. Impaired wound healing (long-term use) cushing syndrome skin pigmentation abnormality hirsutism urticaria.
A 25-year-old male asked:

Can u drink while taking prednisone?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes: Small amounts of alcohol should not present a problem. Moderation is key.

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