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Can Prednisone cause small black spots on the skin?

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Dr. Het Ram Bishnoi

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Posted on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: can prednisone cause small black spots on the skin
Answered by Dr. Het Ram Bishnoi 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Prednisolone & effects .

Detailed Answer:
Hello Cmmore
These are side effects of prednisolone: After prolong use.
Indigestion, ACNE , weight gain, muscular weakness, mood changes/depression , bloody /black stools, Cushhing's syndrome , osteoporosis, peptic ulceration & glaucoma.
Topical use causes;hypopigmentation of hyperpigmented lesions i.e. if already black spots on the skin it decreases their blackness because of hypopigmentation.
Good luck.
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