Side effect(s) of Prednisone

Read the side effects of Prednisone as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Heart- Clot in blood vessels or fat clot, vein inflammation, a group of inflammatory vascular lesions, cardiac arrhythmias or ECG changes, obstructed blood vessels, high blood pressure, heart rupture, heart failure.

Central Nervous System- Convulsions, increased intracranial pressure with optic disc swelling, vertigo, headache, tingling, abnormal condition of the mind.

Skin- Impaired wound healing, thin fragile skin, purple spot on the body and bruising, redness, lesions, subcutaneous fat atrophy, eruptions, skin rash, skin irritation.

Eye and ENT- Glare and decreased visual acuity, increased intraocular pressure, optic nerve damage, bulging of the eye.

Gastrointestinal- Inflammation of the pancreas, abdominal distention, inflammation esophagus, nausea, vomiting, increased appetite and weight gain, peptic ulcer with perforation and bleeding, small and large bowel perforation.

Genitourinary- Increased or decreased motility and number of sperm cells.

Blood- Raised white blood cell count.

Metabolic- Sodium and fluid retention, low amount of potassium in the blood, low level of calcium.

Miscellaneous- Musculoskeletal effects-muscle weakness, steroid muscle pain, muscle mass loss, tendon rupture.

Other Precautions : *Report any injuries or signs of infection that occur during treatment and within 12months after treatment with prednisone.
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