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Prednisone
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Prednisone, 2.80 / 5 (5 votes)

Prednisone Side Effects

Prednisone

Serious Side Effects of Prednisone

  • rapid weight gain
  • swollen hands, ankles or feet
  • infection with symptoms including fever or a sore throat
  • blurry vision
  • coughing up blood or vomit the appearance of coffee grounds, dark stools or bloody stools which may be signs of gastrointestinal bleeding
  • seizures
  • strong abdominal or stomach pain
  • depression
  • abnormal heart beat
  • feeling angry
  • slow recovery time when hurt
  • thinning of the skin
  • aching in the bone
  • changes in menstruation
  • allergic reaction: dizziness, swollen or puffy face, mouth, tongue or throat, trouble breathing and hives or itchy skin

Common Side Effects of Prednisone

  • lack of appetite
  • sweating more frequently
  • difficulty sleeping
  • indigestion
  • upset stomach
  • vomiting
  • acne

Can Prednisone Cause a Withdrawal?

Patients who have taken prednisone for a long time or in large amounts may become dependent on prednisone and experience withdrawal if they stop taking this medication suddenly. If use is ended abruptly, you may suffer from withdrawal symptoms such as:
  • feeling angry or irritated
  • sweating or fever
  • aching of the joints or muscles
  • low blood pressure
  • vomiting or nausea
  • headache
  • drowsiness
If you experience withdrawal due to prednisone, call your healthcare provider.
  • Hal Muller

    I was given prednisone for a staff infection. This staff infection went away durig the cold weather and came back during the summer months. For five years I struggled with uncontrolable itching, I was given a two perscription dose then the cooler weather seemed to make the infection go kind of dorment. I hooked up with the cleveland clinic and they informed me that prednisone was hard on the joints. In the fall of 2012 i was told I had A.V.N. Basicly my hip joint was dying. Now I need a hip replacment and can not work. Any chance of getting any help from the manufacturer for my pain and suffering from not being told the risks linked to this drug?

  • Majid saki

    I used and sometimes use prednisone .it has caused lots of problems like osteoporosis , chronic back pain, compression frecture and diabitic. Prednisone effect the body slowly and I did not know about some many side effects. According to one doctor that I am prednisone dependence even I used it as doctor told me. I have done one kyphoplasty surgery on my back and I have to do more. Also I have many other problems. Is there any chance me and many other people who are suffering like me because of this medication could get help from a law firm so we can file group lawsuit because of not being inform about the risks and injury.