Prednisolone long term effects

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Avatar m tn How quick did you guys get results with these drugs? Was it long term effects bad on you? I was told that they should work straight away, but no such luck! Since starting them, I have had UTI AND A KIDNEY INFECTION. lET THE GAMES BEGIN!
776872 tn?1247942280 I've been told i'll have to be on pred for 6 weeks because i've heard of the long term side effects ie weight gain,acne, sleep insomnia etc i'm thinking of speaking to my consultant which will be on the 5th of aug and ask if i can take something else that would not give me these side effects in the long run. Yet again thank you for your comments.
Avatar n tn I am wondering if anyone is suffering long term after effects since discontinuation of Pegasys or PegIntron? My fatigue was prevalent b4 cancer surgery, etc. I still have more bc surgery and medicines to go. The fatigue I feel is just the same as the fatigue I felt prior to tx, along with appetite loss, trouble gaining any weight, hair loss, stomach upset and the list goes on. Would be glad to hear any thoughts on this.. Thank you..
Avatar n tn There isn't much literature on this point for HCV, but as the vast majority of patients with long term SVR have cleared replicating HCV 5 mg prednisolone should not cause problems. HBV is a little different and there may be extremely low level HBV actively replicating in lymphoid tissues and liver that may be reactivated, for example, by cancer chemotherapy and high dose steroids.
Avatar m tn He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital side effects. How long do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.
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773755 tn?1328123377 I'm aware of the short-term side effects of prednisone as my mom had been on it many, many times in her life, but I'm not aware of long-term side effects or damage of it. What are they? Hope you get some relief, Acker, with your taper.
Avatar m tn I am using Prednisolone Acetate in my eyes. Can i have side effects such as nausea, stomach pain or bloating.
Avatar f tn Reading this old thread amazed me at how many people use, and vets prescribe, prednisolone, for long term, or multiple use. The only time I've used it was with two of my dogs who where terminal with cancer. And then it was only in their last few weeks just to make them more comfortable and give them (and me) a little more time. Myself, if convinced it would help 'get to' a positive result after ONE prescription, then I would buy it, but only then. It is a STEROID folks.
Avatar m tn Obviously, you want to be on the prednisone for as short a time as possible to avoid long term side effects. However, NOT being on it is sometimes not an option. Everyone is different and can/will react to medications differently - and the side effects that one person experiences may not affect someone else with the same medication and dosage. So, unfortunately, it' simpossible for someone to tell you how long you can be on th eprednisone before side effects starting taking their toll.
Avatar m tn this concerns me, if what you mean is PREDNISONE (the canine variety of prednisolone). How long has your dog been taking prednisolone? This is a very powerful drug that should not be given long term. It can cause some severe and very damaging side-effects. Prednisolone does not cause or treat seizures, but it can create some severe symptoms and primaryt conditions that can lead to a dog having seizures.
Avatar f tn Short courses of prednisolone, days to a week or two are usually well tolerated with few and mild side effects. Long-term, high doses of prednisolone will usually produce predictable, and potentially serious side effects.
Avatar f tn Hi there, Both these drugs hydromorphine and prednisolone can produce long term effects. Morphine can cause physical dependence, decreased libido, constipation and addiction. Long term use of Prednisolone can weaken your immune system making you prone for recurrent infections. It can cause osteoporosis, stomach ulcer, cataracts, weight gain; hirsutism etc.A drug is prescribed if the potential benefits outweigh the risks. Discuss your concerns with your attending doctor.
Avatar n tn Certain side effects are heartburn, tachycardia, face flush, fluid retention, mood changes, insomnia and nausea. Long-term side effects are osteoporosis, diabetes, cataracts, etc. hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar n tn Certain side effects are heartburn, tachycardia, face flush, fluid retention, mood changes, insomnia and nausea. Long-term side effects are osteoporosis, diabetes, cataracts, etc. hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar n tn On the few occasions that this happens the Doc prescribes a short 30mg 6 tablets a day course of Prednisolone tablets which usually clears up my Asthma symptoms. My concern is the side effects that are related to Prednisolone tablets i.e. thinning of the bonnes, what I would like to know is would it be a good idea to take calcium tablets on a regular basis or just when I’m on the Prednisolone or are they worth taking at all? Any advice would be most appreciated.
1805784 tn?1316155294 I developed some eye problems a few moths ago , Been on Neo Medrol 1000mg x7 day's IV treatment Know I'm on Prednisone 75mg per day Also using Neomercazole 40mg per day , Inblock ! How long before I will recover to a more functional life ? Long term side affects ?
Avatar n tn Now I am going through chronic muscular pains, including shooting pains in my right arm. Are these the side effects of prednisolone long term? Am I suffering from general weakness. Can calcium and glucosamine help? Thank you.
7002065 tn?1443077214 there are people that use the drug for years for RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and there were trials that looked into the side effects of long term administration of low dose corticoid treatment namely Prednisone and Prednisolone, the side effects were minimal.
Avatar m tn Usually a treatment for more than 3 weeks is taken as long term. I cannot advise the dose, which can cause neurological symptoms and side effects. Consult your physician for the needful in your case. Take care.
446896 tn?1237806342 They reduce the dose gradually over a few days in the case of short-term prednisone use, and over weeks or months in the case of long-term treatment. So pls talk to your doctor about the tapering off and if any of the symptoms occur after stoppage of the medicine then pls, report to the doctor immediately. I hope I have provided you with sufficient information. In case you need any more, then pls post us. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn First many conditions such as chronic uveitis require long term therapy of strong steroids such as pred forte, vexol, FML As with any steroid taken long term side effects are common and close monitoring is important. Second Alrex drops have been show to have minimal side effects for long term use, likely less than Lotemax.
277836 tn?1359669774 ) and prednisolone/cyclosporins. The last two medications have more side effects especially on long term usage. Therefore, you need to discuss with your doctor about the possibility of switching your medication to 5-ASA compounds. However it depends upon the severity of your disease. Management also depends upon the part of the gut which is affected by ulcerative colitis. Left lower side of colon can be treatred with enema or suppositories where as the right side needs systemic (oral ) therapy.
Avatar m tn how long has your kitty been on the prednisolone? long term use of that med can cause diabetes... propofol can also cause Heinz body Anemia in some cats...I will give you a link to this info.. you had best discuss your findings with your Vet, wishing you both our very best♥
1491064 tn?1288397652 There are some medications that can cause some long term side effects (which may mitigate in time) such as tardive dyskinesia (a specific long term movement disorder for more information google "Patient Education Tardive Dyskinesia" note as the site itself says "some of these medications may be medically necessary") one variant of which is tardive tourettism which causes a person to have tics that can interfere with speech.
Avatar f tn What medications are you taking? There are numerous disorders that cannot be cured and may need long term medications. If the problem lasted over 2 years, it is not a cold and probably something else going on. If you have asthma, you must take long -term controller medication to control the symptoms, anytime you stop the medications it will come back and cause you problems.
Avatar f tn Cortisone IS used to treat Crohn's, but now only for short periods, say 3-4 months, because of the side effects of long term use. If the Crohn's is in the terminal ileum area and/or first part of the colon, a newer steroid, Entocort can be used, which does not have the debilitating, and embarrassing, side effects that prednisolone and prednisone do.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with NSIP in November 2008 (was never given a prognosis only that it is not cureable only treatable), I was on 40 mg of prednisolone with has now been decreased to 10mg daily, they tried azathirprine but I had an allergic reation to it so they put in Microphenolate 1g twice daily, my CT scan shows and increase in inflamation and my Lung functions has decreased so they are now going to put me on cyclophoshamide one dose intravenisley every month.
Avatar n tn Hi Greg I’m in a similar position to yourself regards the worry about the long term side effects of Prednisolone. I remember reading somewhere on the net that to help minimise some of the side effects of Prednisolone it is a good idea to take calcium supplements when taking the Prednisolone, I ran this past my G.P yesterday and she agreed that it perhaps would be a good idea to take the calcium supplements. I have also been in touch with Asthma U.
Avatar f tn I'm willing to bet he never recorded the lot number on the patient form either. The chances of long-term effects are relatively non-existant.