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Gaining weight due to Wyselone. Can Defcort be taken instead?

Hi Doctor, I am taking Wyselone 15 mg as of now and it started with 60 mg. I have put on weight with mooning. Just wanted to ask if I can take defcort in place of wyselone if defcort has less side effects or it is just a myth. I want to get rid of swelling and extra weight I have put on. Please assist. Thanks in advance !
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
You are taking Corticosteroid (Wyselone) 15 mg at present but it is not clear why this prescribed to you as if you take for long times side effects are bound to be there but there are many condition where benefit of use is more than side effects.
If steroids are necessary minimum effective dose can be determined by doctor and alternate day dose can help to minimise side effects.
As in your case dose is already tapered if possible it may be stopped and if your medical condition is like this your physiology will return to normal gradually.
Deflazacort is claimed to have less undesirable effects but that can be decided by your treating Physician.
Please take care of your diet and if possible continue some form of exercise to avoid excess weight gain.
Good Luck to you
Answered: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi thanks for your question
Weight gain is side effect of wyselone and
Defcort is also steroid and it also has the same side effect .
So it is better for you to continue with wyselone.
Hope I answered your question.
Answered: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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