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Doctor just put me on prednisone for my asthma, scared after reading side effects?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many side effects...
There are many side effects associated with systemic steroid therapy but an asthma exacerbation can be life-threatening.
Most of the serious side-effects are more of an issue with long-term use, not a "burst" of steroids with a fairly rapid taper which is what is typically prescribed in acute asthma. You should also be on a steroid inhaler as the side-effects of this are much lower.

In brief: Many side effects...
There are many side effects associated with systemic steroid therapy but an asthma exacerbation can be life-threatening.
Most of the serious side-effects are more of an issue with long-term use, not a "burst" of steroids with a fairly rapid taper which is what is typically prescribed in acute asthma. You should also be on a steroid inhaler as the side-effects of this are much lower.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Talk to your Doc
Prednisone is used for patients with asthma who have increased symptoms that are not being controlled with inhalers.
Prednisone does have side effects and the decision to use Prednisone is counterbalanced by the risk of not using prednisone. If one has concerns talk to the doctor who prescribed the medication.

In brief: Talk to your Doc
Prednisone is used for patients with asthma who have increased symptoms that are not being controlled with inhalers.
Prednisone does have side effects and the decision to use Prednisone is counterbalanced by the risk of not using prednisone. If one has concerns talk to the doctor who prescribed the medication.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Prednisone
Asthma isan inflammatory disease and during exacerbations Prednisone may be necesary to reduce the inflammation.
Asthma is a very serious disease and death can be prevented by folowing your doctor advise.

In brief: Prednisone
Asthma isan inflammatory disease and during exacerbations Prednisone may be necesary to reduce the inflammation.
Asthma is a very serious disease and death can be prevented by folowing your doctor advise.
Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
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