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9+ Real Prednisone Side Effects

9+ Real Prednisone Side Effects

Real Prednisone Side Effects

What are the REAL prednisone side effects?

Have you ever searched for “prednisone side effects” and wondered: which am I going to experience?

Is what you’re suffering a real prednisone side effect, or something else?

Check out this video in which I explain which are the most common side effects based on the results of a scientific survey of 100 patients with GCA.

Watch now!

Scientific Survey of Prednisone Side Effects

Based on the scientific survey conducted on GCA patients.  90 people responded and of out 90, 89 people confirmed that they are suffering!

The top side effect experience is Cognitive and Psychological Changes.

  • 70% of the respondents said they experienced
  1. Moon Face
  2. Muscle Loss
  3. Changes to your Skin
  • 49% experienced metabolic issues.
  • 42% reported vision changes.
  • 40% suffered weight gain.
  • 30% reported cardiovascular changes.
  • 26% people had more infections than they expected.
  • 20% had reported diabetes.
  • 9% reported bone fractures.


Dr. Megan has created an online prednisone checklist to help reduce the risk of potential harm from taking the drug.

It helps people counteract the often severe side effects of taking prednisone.

The checklist seeks to assist those taking the drug with potential side effects often experienced, such as cognitive and psychological changes, moon face, muscle loss, metabolic issues, diabetes mellitus, vision changes, bone fractures, cardiovascular changes, and increased infections.

According to a survey of 90 patients, 89 reported experiencing these side effects.

This checklist provides guidance to manage, and help individuals keep track of their physical and mental wellbeing while taking the medication.


Risk of Potential Glucocorticoid-Related Adverse Events in Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis: Results from a USA-Based Electronic Health Records Database

Tolerance of glucocorticoids in giant cell arteritis: A study of Patient-Reported Adverse Events

Dr. Megan Milne, PharmD, BCACP

Dr. Megan Milne, PharmD, BCACP, is an award-winning clinical pharmacist board certified in the types of conditions people take prednisone for. Dr. Megan had to take prednisone herself for an autoimmune condition so understands what it feels like to suffer prednisone side effects and made it her mission to counteract them as the Prednisone Pharmacist.

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