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) is a steroid and has many side effects.
Stomach ulcers, weight gain, central obesity, moon face (Cushingoid facies), sodium retention, accelerated hypertension
, bone thinning (osteoporosis
) are common side effects.
But they are likely with a prolonged use.
A short course of 5 days may just cause increased acidity (gastritis
For short term relief from allergy, a 5 day course is usually ordered and not very harmful.
Avoiding the offending items is the treatment of choice.
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