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Prednisone ├ó Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

According to the FDA, side-effects from Prednisone

®* are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· upset stomach
· stomach irritation
· vomiting
· headache
· dizziness
· insomnia
· restlessness
· depression
· anxiety
· acne
· increased hair growth
· easy bruising
· irregular or absent menstrual periods

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· skin rash
· swollen face, lower legs, or ankles
· vision problems
· cold or infection that lasts a long time
· muscle weakness
· black or tarry stool

*Prednisone is a glucocorticosteroid marketed by various manufacturers to control inflammatory and immunological responses.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD