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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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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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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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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 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 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

Dr. John Feola
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