116 patient evaluations for Prednisone

Jul 1, 2006 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It did not work for me at all. My tongue and face were extremely swollen(my tongue didn't fit in my mouth). A 10 day course did absolutely nothing except gain 20lbs. the swelling went away finally after 2 weeks.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Dec 5, 1999 (Started Feb 05, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I used predisone b/c I was positive for anti heart block. I used it for my last 2 pregnancies. My children were both born healthy. It deteriorated my bone density but was worth it.

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May 10, 1994 (Started Apr 19, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nephrotic syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (irregular menstrual periods, bald patch (alopecia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I believe it is taking the Prednisone from age 3 years 'til I was in 7th grade, that has caused my patch of baldness with my hair. I also believe it is why I have hair growing on my upper lip and chin.
Side effects: hair on upper lip and chin, bald patch (alopecia), irregular menstrual periods

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