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What are long term effects of taking prednisolone for my psoriatic arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bad choice.

Steroids taken for long periods always have side effects.
Also, they will invariable flare psoriasis upon withdrawal. There are many remitting agents, including sulfasalazine, methotreate, and tnf-alpha inhibitors.

In brief: Bad choice.

Steroids taken for long periods always have side effects.
Also, they will invariable flare psoriasis upon withdrawal. There are many remitting agents, including sulfasalazine, methotreate, and tnf-alpha inhibitors.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Thinning bones

Steroids can thin bones, raise your sugar and raise your blood pressure.
I would avoid systemic steroids in psoriaisis.

In brief: Thinning bones

Steroids can thin bones, raise your sugar and raise your blood pressure.
I would avoid systemic steroids in psoriaisis.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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