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What are long term consequences of using prednisone for10-15 days a year?
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly OK
It really depends what you are taking the Prednisone for? If it is for an asthma or COPD flare then that is appropriate.
The main thing is avoiding side effects like bone loss or affecting pituitary hormone axis in body etc. Usually short term treatment bursts are not a problem, prolonged usage is more problematic. But check with your doctor.

In brief: Possibly OK
It really depends what you are taking the Prednisone for? If it is for an asthma or COPD flare then that is appropriate.
The main thing is avoiding side effects like bone loss or affecting pituitary hormone axis in body etc. Usually short term treatment bursts are not a problem, prolonged usage is more problematic. But check with your doctor.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Minimal
If you are going to use Prednisone for 10 to 15 days a year you should have no long term consequences.
Of course there is no absolute certainities in life but it should be safe to use.

In brief: Minimal
If you are going to use Prednisone for 10 to 15 days a year you should have no long term consequences.
Of course there is no absolute certainities in life but it should be safe to use.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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