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What are the 4 Worst Side Effects of Prednisone?

What are the 4 Worst Side Effects of Prednisone?

Worst Side Effects of Prednisone

Many side effects of prednisone are AWFUL. I hated being on prednisone so much, I was willing to undergo chemotherapy to get off of it!

But which are the “most troubling” according to both doctors and prednisone patients?

Discover in this new video what are the top 4 that you need to look out for:

Free Prednisone Checklist

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4 Worsts Prednisone Side Effects

Bone Loss

Prednisone caused osteoporosis or other loss of bone strength that can lead to fractures in your spine.


High amounts of sugar are present in your blood which can lead to diabetes. Diabetes can lead to so many complications!

Cardiovascular Disease

Prednisone not only causes high blood sugar, but it causes high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol. The combination of all these things leads to heart disease. It can cause weird fluctuations of your heartbeat.


Prednisone is immunosuppressant. If you have no immune system, it’s hard for you to combat infections. So you’re more likely to die of such things as pneumonia.

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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