Increase in weight effect of Prednisone

We have 54 consumer reports for Prednisone. Increase in weight effect occurred in 24%.

Patients statistics on Increase in weight side effect for Prednisone


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Prednisone Circle Diagram 13 consumers of 54 reported about Increase in weight

  1. Veronica J. Ward says:
    4.0 rating

    I have gained 6 kilos in the weeks, besides, I have suddenly got a rash and suffer from constant shaking, strong eye pressure and double vision!

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  2. Lisa J. Dominguez says:
    3.0 rating

    In the past 3 years, I had to take 6 times 6 weeks of prednisolone for extreme coughing attacks. Already on the 2nd to 3rd day I had gained 8 – 12 kg. My fingers, toes and legs were so swollen that I could barely move. The doctor told me that would disappear after taking cortisone – no indication. In these 3 years I have gained a total of 45kg, I have been living strictly diet for 2 years (1000 – 1200 Kcal), so I only lost 8 kg. But I am now completely power and driveless and can hardly handle my everyday life. The doctors are at a loss, after a hospital treatment also brought no success. Now I no longer take cortisone and have extreme coughing again (which, among other things, drives the circulation up to tachycardia and rarely to short fainting). Has anyone experienced this? Could be helped and how

  3. Estelle A. Brown says:
    4.5 rating

    Because of rheumatoid arthritis, I was initially prescribed sulfasalazine 2000 mg as the basic medicine in combination with prednisone 5 mg daily. At first, I tolerated Sulfasalazine quite well, and after a few days I had a kind of panic attack that was not completely familiar to me in this way. Had hyperventilated many years ago, but that was a real picnic unlike the current ones. The effect was probably only slowly after 3-4 months. In the meantime, prednisone was hard to imagine, and every attempt to set off ended with violent spurts. After about 3-4 months, unfortunately, extreme nausea, headache, sore throat, dizziness, diarrhea, depression, circulatory problems, sweating, tinnitus, dry skin and hair, and finally, nettle fever occurred. With prednisone, only the weight went up a bit, after stopping directly down again. In the end, I had to stop taking sulfasalazine abruptly because of a bad blood count and a few days later I felt better, no panic attacks, calmer and nausea gone. An improvement by Sulfasalazine I hardly noticed. Prednisone proved to be a miracle remedy in relapses and relatively well tolerated in low doses and short-lived. Side effect was that my cycle suddenly took place regularly and my skin was pure.

  4. Rachel N. Evans says:
    4.0 rating

    Prednisone for Ulcerative colitis

    So for me, the drug has no effects, at least not that it should. I just got incredibly ball round, 10 kg. increased. Full moon face, thick thighs and stomach, pain, nausea, rapid heartbeat, perspiration, headache, insomnia, depression (towards the end) etc … so nothing nice. Personally, I will refuse to take this medicine in the future. I was even worse than before. ^^

  5. Cynthia C. Torres says:
    3.0 rating

    Prednisone for Morbus crohn

    I have taken this drug since October 2007 after an acute episode. In the years before, I had it again and again and thus it had this time no great effect. The side effects such as weight gain, fatigue, itchy eyes, etc. came directly. I then had to sell it and was set to AZA

    Side effects: Fatigue; Increase in weight
  6. Cynthia C. Arias says:
    1.0 rating

    Pain-free, you can accurately dosage of 5mg.bis 25mg. disadvantage in gaining weight but helps with pain

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  7. Frieda J. Conner says:
    2.0 rating

    Prednisone for Morbus crohn

    at azathioprin I have sweats at night, and after taking daytime heart racing without ende.akne in the whole face. pain in the stomach.bei prednisol up to now 10kg.gewichtszunahme, moon face and a very thick belly.bin now at 25mg cortisone a day.will every week deposed by 5mg.bin glad when the water is gone.bin constantly caught cold.

  8. Patricia J. Dehner says:
    4.5 rating

    Prednisone for Morbus crohn

    For my Crohn’s disease, since October 2008 I have been receiving prednisone intravenously and Remicade as an infusion. I have to go to the hospital for these medications. First, prednisone is injected. Then I have to wait half an hour before I am attached to Remicadeinfusion. The flow time of the infusion is at least 2 hours. Then wait another half hour. So about 4 hours of time currently every 8 weeks. Prednisone: – steroid acne – weight gain – full moon face – diffuse hair loss – susceptibility to infection Side effects Remicade: – fatigue (especially during and shortly after infusion) – susceptibility to infection