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Causes Of Moon Face
How do steroids cause moon face? How do they cause fat just in certain parts of the body? And if we know how they do it, isn’t there some way to stop it?
Redistribution : Redistribution of fat in the face is a common side effect of long term steroid therapy. There is no definitive answer as to why this occurs. Some people report that once they are off the streroids that the "moon face" side effect eventually resolves back to normal, however this can take months. Others have had to consult a doctor for other cosmetic solutions. ...Read more
Varies widely: It depends on how high a dose of Prednisone you are taking and on your ability to metabolize the medication. People vary widely in how soon they get a moon face and how easy it is for it to resolve, but if it does occur, it is reversible when the Prednisone is discontinued. http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=29&m=826537 here are some patient experiences showing the variability. ...Read more
Im taking rectal foam 20mg for proctisis. Will it cause weight gain/moon face. The leaflet doesn't indicate but web info says its common. Im a model?
No: It has most likely hydrocortisone, a steroid hormone. However, the amount of the foam is small enough and systemic absorption is not that significant plus the duration of treatment should be no more than 2 weeks at a time. I've had lots of people use it but none has ever complained of weight gain due to it. ...Read more
Will 100mg of Prednisone 1 day, 90mg day 2, 70mg day 3, 50mg day 4, etc down to 10 mg then done cause weight gain/moon face, etc? Will it this dosage and 6 days on it eat my muscle?
Have either a virus in the ear or menieres disease dr put on 12 days of prednisone is it normal to feel tired and queasy also will it cause moon face?
Not usually: Moon face is not expected after only 12 days of Prednisone unless the dose exceeds 80 mg a day but even then it is unlikely that you will end up with a moon face. However you may gain weight. High dose of Prednisone may also upset the stomach but feeling tired is uncommon. Since high dose of Prednisone may reduce your blood potassium level, consult your doctor re. It. ...Read more
What would cause alaopecia, truncular weight gain , moon face, fat atrophy, fatigue, pressure within eye buffalo hump, rapid weight gain 10lb.A mo..
Possibly Cushings: See an endocrinologist.Get a more detailed answer ›