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).

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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...

My joints are hurting. Just the normal prednisone side effects. Will this end?

May not be. This may depend on what you are being treated with and for what. We sometimes see joint complaints from tapering perdnisone. That means as the dose drops joints can hurt. This is called steroid withdrawal rheumatism. You need to discuss this with your physician. Read more...

I had traveled and couldn't refill my prednisone prescriptions, what side effects can I expect for not tapering?

Depends. It depends on what you were using the Prednisone for and how long you had taken it. You should talk to your doctor. Read more...
Very Dangerous. If you are on more than 5mg per day for more than 2 weeks, you could potentially develop adrenal insufficiency because your adrenal glands have stopped or greatly reduced your body's own production of Hydrocortisone in response to taking oral prednisone.If you stop Prednisone suddenly, could potentially develop headache, dropped blood pressure, nausea, loss of consciousness, coma, death...Avoid it. Read more...

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...

Does prednisone cause any negative side effects on the stomach or intestines?

It may. Prednisone may cause irritation of the lining of the stomach, reflux, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.It helps to take the medication on a full stomach, but these effects may still occur. Read more...

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...