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Prednisone side effects?

Prednisone side effects?

Varied: There are many potential effects to taking Prednisone or any steroid medication. They include sweats, increased appetite, weight gain, acne, elevated blood sugar, increased frequency of urination. And others. More serious effects include raising blood pressure, causing cataracts to mature more quickly, osteoporosis and damage to bone (called osteonecrosis). ...Read more

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Prednisone (Definition)

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


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What are prednisone side effects?

What are prednisone side effects?

See details: Weight gain, bruisability, diabetes, infection, cataracts, osteoporosis and fracture and avascular necrosis among others. ...Read more

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Side effects of taking prednisone?

Yes.: Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc. I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly. ...Read more

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What are side-effects of prednisone?

What are side-effects of prednisone?

Steroids are safe...: ...especially when taken for a short period of time. Common adverse effects include mood swings, increased appetitie, increased water retention and weight gain. Most patients tolerate them reasonably well though. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of stopping prednisone?

What are the side effects of stopping prednisone?

May need taper: As steroids may cause suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, withdrawal and discontinuation of a corticosteroid, such as prednisone, should be done slowly and carefully to prevent adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of prednisone?

What are some side effects of prednisone?

Elevated Glucose: Some side effects of steroids include, elevated blood sugar, weight gain, fluid retention, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, osteonecrosis, , cataracts, mood swings, increased risk of infections, easy bruising, adrenal suppression. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the side effects of prednisone?

Doctors, what are the side effects of prednisone?

Steroids are safe...: ...especially when taken for a short period of time. Common adverse effects include mood swings, increased appetitie, increased water retention and weight gain. Most patients tolerate them reasonably well though. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of prednisone last?

How long do the side effects of prednisone last?

It depends: It depends what side effect you are talking about. Weight gain, for instance can take weeks or months to reverse. ...Read more

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What are side effects from coming off prednisone?

Generally minor: But depends upon how long one has been taking them. Biggest problem is usually return of the disease that Prednisone was suppressing. In very rare instances one can have acute adrenal insufficiency manifested by abdominal pain, fever, loss of consciousness, weakness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about side effects while taking prednisone?

Can you tell me about side effects while taking prednisone?

Steroids are safe...: ...especially when taken for a short period of time. Common adverse effects include mood swings, increased appetitie, increased water retention and weight gain. Most patients tolerate them reasonably well though. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could reduce the side effects of prednisone?

NO: The only way to reduce the side effects of prednisone is to take the least amount possible and still be effective in controlling the disease process. If your doctor feels it is possible try to taper with the doctor's guidance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of stopping prednisone abruptly after 10 days?

What are the side effects of stopping prednisone abruptly after 10 days?

See details: It depends somewhat on what the Prednisone was used to treat in the first place. It could lead to a flare of the underlying disease but otherwise is not an issue if it was stopped with the doctor's okay. ...Read more

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How long are the side effects of 1 month of prednisone after you have tapered off properly?

How long are the side effects of 1 month of prednisone after you have tapered off properly?

Minimal to none.: You where more Insulin resistant on. Your cholestrol profile changed for the worse. The causation of cataracts is incremental. More doses, greater likelyhood. Finally, if your dose was large, even for one month, the issue of avascular necrosis of hip or knee can occur down the road. But most people will escape this, fortunately. ...Read more

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Are there any other side effects or have anyone experienced symptoms from prolong use of prednisone?

Many side effects: Prednisone has considerable risk with longterm use. That risk depends on the dose taken and the length of time it is used. Side effects include infection risk, weight gain, diabetes, bruisability, cataracts, osteoporosis, muscle weakness and sometime known as avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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Recently, I have been prescribed prednisone 20mg twice a day for 14 days. Are there any harmful side effects?

Recently, I have been prescribed prednisone 20mg twice a day for 14 days. Are there any harmful side effects?

Usually not: The side effects with short term use are generally minimal. The risk of side effects increases with the dosage used and the time span over which it is used. It may increase appetite and make you a little hyper with short term use. ...Read more

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How soon after starting 60mg of prednisone would I start having side effects. I'm so scared of this medicine. Anything u can tell me to relax?

May not have: Adverse effects on short term predinosne but some people may have GI symptoms or other adverse effects. Long term use has many adverse effects. The hypothylamic axis is suppressed in 2weeks or less. ...Read more

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I have been on 5 mg prednisone for 3 months. I've been told to stop taking it for 24 hours for a test, what might I expect (bad side effects?)

I have been on 5 mg prednisone for 3 months. I've been told to stop taking it for 24 hours for a test, what might I expect (bad side effects?)

Not enough info: To answer this question one would have to know why you are taking Prednisone in the first place. That said, it is likely there would be no problems stopping such a low dose for 24 hours. ...Read more

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I'm taking 5mg prednisone on and off, I did not know that it has side effects if I stop, I'm not taking it for 5 days now, should I take it again?

I'm taking 5mg prednisone on and off, I did not know that it has side effects if I stop, I'm not taking it for 5 days now, should I take it again?

Many issues: There are a lot of issues we need to know to answer that question. Why you taking it? Sometimes Prednisone is given intermittently. Sometimes people need to slowly tsper it especially if they been on it a long time. The fact that you have been off it without a problem may mesn you don't need to take it anymore. ...Read more

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I was on prednisone off and on for past 10 years. I haven't taken them in a year but I still feel side effects. How long does it Take to leave ursystem?

SE Prednisone.: Prednisone is gone within a day after stopping, but the effects linger on as you note. Most vexing is weight gain which can take a good while to reverse. Other specific side effects vary with the individual. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prednisone 5mg 6 day pack?

Very few: Short courses of Prednisone or Medrol (methylprednisolone) are commonly used for a a variety of conditions like acute gout, poison oak, and allergic reactions. Since the treatment is less than a week, there are few potential problems. Some patients have a little insomnia or anxiety with the higher doses given in the first few days of the pack. ...Read more

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Is 20 mg Areva and 30/25/20/15/10/5 mg 2 week burst of prednisone okay to take? Side effects worry me as I seem to me sensitive.

Ok combo: The two drugs are not known to interact. That's the good news.

The bad news is that you appear to be sensitive to drugs in general, and just because interactions are not known does not mean you will avoid side effects.

So, in this case, you can be as confident as ever that you'll be fine, but remain vigilant whenever starting a new drug and do not hesitate to contact your physician or pharmacist ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking prednisone, nyquil, and mucinexdm at same time?

Mid mixtures: Prednisone can awaken and excite and increase appetite and elevate glucose. Nyquil is drying and slightly sedating. Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm is drying and slightly sedating. Taken together the result likely will be slight sedation and decongestion. Why not set aside Mucinex (guaifenesin) when you take nyquil...? ...Read more

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What common prednisone side effects can I expect to see if my daughter has a bad reaction to it?

It depends: It depends on the amount taken and the length of time it is continued. Common effects include weight gain, bruisability and infection risk. There are other issues which are more likely associated with long term use. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cortancyl (prednisone)? And what's the complications when taking 25mg of mtx with cortancyl?

Risk vs benefit: Prednisone like most medications can have many side effects. These include problems that occur over a relatively short period of time such as mood swings, difficulty sleeping, swellling, wt gain, glaucoma, and worsening of diabetes. There are also more serious long term side effects. A better question is what is the risk of not taking prednisone. I'd advise you to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

Panafcort (Definition)

Prednisone is an oral steroid that can help with several immune-mediated or inflammatory conditions. It is relatively safe in pregnancy, but should be used for the shortest duration possible. Stopping long term prednisone treatment requires "tapering" to avoid side-effects. ...Read more