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Prednisone

Pros and Cons: Prednisone

If you visit the doctor from time to time for anything other than a routine checkup, it’s likely that at some point you’ve received a prescription for a type of drug called corticosteroids. These are commonly prescribed in the US, and they are used in almost every medical specialty. In…

Side Effects of Oral Corticosteroids, and Probiotics May Ease Anxiety

Researchers have discovered that oral corticosteroids, in both the long and short term, may cause serious adverse effects. And for those who suffer from anxiety and depression, new, albeit inconclusive research suggests that probiotics and prebiotics may help relieve symptoms.  Oral Steroid Linked to Serious Side Effects Corticosteroids are a…

Prednisone: The Steroid That Can Make You Feel Crazy

All medicines come with side effects, some good, some bad. The corticosteroid prednisone is no exception. Prednisone has life-saving anti-inflammatory properties. But this miraculous drug is also known to have sinister side effects. Most doctors will warn patients about weight gain, body hair growth, insomnia, acne, nausea, headache and redistribution…

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