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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes increased heart rate while on Prednisone?

had bad asthma attack and neb txs weren t working. went to yrgent care and got prescribed 20mg prednisone 3times /day . also got Advair inhaler. felt better first day . but last two days anything I do raises my heart rate and I feel weak and need to rest . not sure if its side effect from meds
Tue, 4 Sep 2018
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It may not be related to prednisone. Transient increase in heart rate is quite common and will settle by itself.

If symptoms persist, you can consult a cardiologist and plan for a serial EKG monitoring to rule out cardiac arrhythmia.

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