Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as prednisone use — that affect you. Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
Have you used prednisone or a similar powerful anti-inflammatory?
Possible responses:→ Never / don't know
→ Minor use in the past only
→ Significant use in the past only
→ Currently using for up to 6 months
→ Currently using for more than 6 months
A side-effect of treatment with prednisone can include anorexia.
A side-effect of treatment with prednisone can be depression.
A side-effect of treatment with prednisone can be high blood sugar levels.
A side-effect of treatment with prednisone can be hypertension.
Long-term use of prednisone can lead to adrenal suppression, possibly resulting in depression, euphoria, hypertension, nausea, anorexia, high blood sugar levels, or increased susceptibility to infection.
A side-effect of treatment with prednisone can be an increased susceptibility to infection. Prednisone must be used cautiously by HIV-positive individuals because this drug is immunosuppressive and can increase the risk of contracting opportunistic infections.