Question by  tnjaynes (18)

What are the side effects of taking prednisone?

The doctor wants to put me on it, but I have my reservations.


Answer by  katrescuer (431)

Prednisone is a strong anti-inflamatory drug, depending on the strength of the prednisone, it can make you hyperactive and you may have trouble sleeping while taking it.


Answer by  Mradcliff (118)

Some of the side effects of taking prednisone are: adrenal suppression, raised blood glucose levels, insomnia, euphoria, mania, weight gain, Cushing's syndrome, osteoporosis, glaucoma, type 2 diabetes, depression, and reduced libido.


Answer by  PiperHaley (110)

I have a friend that takes prednisone daily for many years for sarcodosis. As a result she developed type 2 diabetis. I take prednisone once or twice a year for my severe hay fever alergy. My side effect from taking it has been mild to moderate broncitus for several weeks.


Answer by  Mal (35)

Prednisone is a form of steroids. So you can expect some of those side effects. It can cause mood swings (your happy one minute then upset another), weight gain, retention of water. In some people I've heard it may cause issues with the reproductive organ's size.


Answer by  sara99 (851)

Your hair will hurt! The roots of your hair seem to be aggravated by prednisone not to mention the weight gain and a constant bloated feeling. But the drug works wonders!

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