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Prednisone Hair Side Effect
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
Many: Prednisone is a medication that can have many different side effects. The side effects will typically depend on how long a patient takes the medication for and at what dose. Side effects are also dependent on what other diseases a patient may have. Increased apetitie, weight gain, and increasing sugars are common. Thinning of bones, bruising of skin are also common. There are too many to list here. ...Read more
I have been taking prednisone for 5 days and have been having nights sweats for a couple of days now. Is this a side effect?
Many.: 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
Yes: Without knowing what your reaction is i can't tell you if i think it is an allergic reaction to prednisone. However, some patients can become allergic to oral or injectable steroids such as prednisone. These patients may be able to tolerate other forms of steroid. They can be tested by an allergist to determine the best course of action. ...Read more
Not usually: Steroids generally suppress inflammation which is often the source of pain, and therefore the pain is diminished. Steroids can also, depending on the doses and duration of administration, produce destruction to muscle tissues and that may (but not commonly) create pain. Sounds like you should go back to the doctor who prescribed this (do you have rheumatoid arthritis?). ...Read more
After 4 days.. I stopped prednisone 5mg.. And for the past 3days i haven't been hungry or been able to sleep since.. Is it a side effect?
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