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How Does Prednisone Cause Weight Gain
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Dose & Frequency: The use of kenalog injections is common for a wide variety of maladies. It is quite unlikely to cause weight gain in the usual way it is given. However, if the dose is very large and it is given frequently, side effects may occur. However, oral dosing of kenalog (triamcinolone acetonide) can cause weight gain among other side effect that go along with corticosteroid use. ...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?
My PCP says I might have colitis. Balsalazide didn’t work and prednisone worked but caused weight gain.Is there a drug that doesn’t cause weight gain?
Minimal side effects: This is quite a small dose to cause any side efects. ...Read more
Can weight gain from prednisone (20lbs) cause an increase in creatinine and bun? Have had increasing labs past 3 months. Been on pred 6mo. Almost off
Unlikely: Prednisone may cause a negative nitrogen balance due to protein catabolism and, therefore, may cause a rise in bun. It may also cause sodium and fluid retention and potassium loss. However, I am unaware of any effects of corticosteroids on serum creatinine or glomerular filtration rate per se. If you do have sle, it is possible that you may have renal involvement. ...Read more
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