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What are the side effects of Prednisone?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: What are side effects of Prednisone 30 mg x2 in morning I may take this from tomorrow
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (2 hours later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to HCM.

I appreciate your concern regarding the safety of prednisone.

Provide me your age,sex,height,weight.

Which purpose you have been prescribed prednisone and for what duration?

Prednisone will usually have no serious side effects if prescribed over a few days course but there are some things to note.However,you may start from next morning as prescribed by your doctor.

Glucose levels will rise particularly in the diabetic population.

The blood pressure may rise particularly in individuals with hypertension.

Patients with glaucoma should be careful because it may affect the pressure inside the eye too.

Other side effects include hypernatremia (high sodium), hypokalemia (low potassium),acidity issues, peptic ulcer worsening,edema & weight gain, thinning of the bones, delayed wound healing etc.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Dr.Sandip Kabra

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What are the side effects of Prednisone?

Brief Answer: Need more information. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to HCM. I appreciate your concern regarding the safety of prednisone. Provide me your age,sex,height,weight. Which purpose you have been prescribed prednisone and for what duration? Prednisone will usually have no serious side effects if prescribed over a few days course but there are some things to note.However,you may start from next morning as prescribed by your doctor. Glucose levels will rise particularly in the diabetic population. The blood pressure may rise particularly in individuals with hypertension. Patients with glaucoma should be careful because it may affect the pressure inside the eye too. Other side effects include hypernatremia (high sodium), hypokalemia (low potassium),acidity issues, peptic ulcer worsening,edema & weight gain, thinning of the bones, delayed wound healing etc. Hope this helps. Regards, Dr.Sandip Kabra