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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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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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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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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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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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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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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Can you tell me how I could reduce the side effects of prednisone?

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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How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

Dose dependent: It is usually a few days. Everybody reacts differently. Sorry. If you feel your breathing worsening or heart fluttering you will want to be checked. Some concern is why were you started on the steroid and is this a reaction or symptom of the problem that was coming. Just be safe. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of prednisone or imuran (azathioprine) (drugs)?

What are some side effects of prednisone or imuran (azathioprine) (drugs)?

Variable: Water retention, affects appetite, increased risk of infection, delayed wound healing to name a few. ...Read more

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How long do side effects of prednisone 40mg last once stopping it? It was a 4 day dose. Dizziness and weakness being the worse.

How long do side effects of prednisone 40mg last once stopping it? It was a 4 day dose. Dizziness and weakness being the worse.

Up to 3 days: However, that shouldn't be the case usually, some patients may experience prolonged biological effects with a relatively high dose as what you received few days after finishing the prescribed schedule, if symptoms stay or worsen, better call or see your doctor ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prednisone taken for poison oak?

What are the side effects of prednisone taken for poison oak?

Possibly none: If the Prednisone is only taken for a short. Of time there may be no side effects. Rarely even with a short course you can be more nervous and hungry and rarely develop necrosis of your femoral head which is the top of your leg bone that connects to your hip. ...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?

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

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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.

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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I've just been prescribed prednisone, 20 mg twice/day 5 days, 20 mg for 3 days. Is it safe? Reading a lot of terrible things (side effects).

Side effect?: All med can have side effect, we take them when we need them. U physician thinks u do need it, comply with treatment. ...Read more

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Been on prednisone for 8 months now, most of the time 50 mg/day, never had any visible side effects. Do I still have to worry about osteoporosis?

Been on prednisone for 8 months now, most of the time 50 mg/day, never had any visible side effects. Do I still have to worry about osteoporosis?

Yes: Osteoporosis is a concern with steroid treatment. It may not cause a problem at this time but starting out with weak bones will make you more susceptible to bone disease and fractures as you age. Discuss preventive measures with your doctor. ...Read more

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Gonna start prednisone 40mg tomorrow for my Crohn's and I'm nervous about side effects. Can you tell me some side effects and what to do for them?

Gonna start prednisone 40mg tomorrow for my Crohn's and I'm nervous about side effects. Can you tell me some side effects and what to do for them?

See below: Please consult the site given below for a list of side effects. You should notify your doctor if you notice any of these. Not all patients experience these side effects.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/steroids/hq01431. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed wid uc. I'm taking prednisone 60mg for 2wks n 50 4 1wk. Side effects r bad n I wana stop it dis wk. Hw cn I safely tapper off in 1week?

See below: You need to talk to your doctor first about your side effects and let him or her decide how to taper your prednisone. He or she want to start a new medication. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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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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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 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 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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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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