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My doctor prescribed prednisone 20mg tab. For acute tonsillitis for 7 days twice a day. What are the short term side effects?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sugars, appetite

Short use of Prednisone can cause increased appetite, rises in blood sugar, temporary weight gain (mostly fluid), and nervousness.
Often people have no problem with that dose and frequency, and the relieve achieved often overshadows the possible side-effects.

In brief: Sugars, appetite

Short use of Prednisone can cause increased appetite, rises in blood sugar, temporary weight gain (mostly fluid), and nervousness.
Often people have no problem with that dose and frequency, and the relieve achieved often overshadows the possible side-effects.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Prednisone

Short term side effects may include increased appetite.
Feeling more energetic and a rise in blood sugar.

In brief: Prednisone

Short term side effects may include increased appetite.
Feeling more energetic and a rise in blood sugar.
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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