Prednisone Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Infection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  • Conditions Of Excess Stomach Acid Secretion
  • Increased Hunger
  • Nervous

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Increase Of White Blood Cells
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thin Fragile Skin

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Dry Skin
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Irregular Periods
  • Puffy Face From Water Retention
  • Small Red Skin Lesions Caused By Dilated Blood Vessels

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Rupture In The Wall Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Anemia
  • Blood Clot In Vein
  • Broken Bone
  • Cataracts
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Complete Stoppage Of The Heart
  • Decreased Neutrophils A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • Delirium
  • Disorder Of Nerve
  • Enlarged Liver
  • Epidural Lipomatosis
  • Fat Embolism
  • Fluid In The Lungs
  • Hallucination
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Impaired Wound Healing
  • Increased Pressure In Eyes
  • Increased Pressure In The Eye
  • Insufficiency Of The Hypothalamus And Pituitary Gland
  • Kaposi's
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Lupus-Like Syndrome
  • Mental Disturbance
  • Mood Changes
  • Muscle Problems
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Paranoia
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Rupture Of A Tendon
  • Seizures
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Ulcer From Stomach Acid
  • Ulcers Of Esophagus
  • Vasculitis

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Fat Distribution
  • Absence Of Menstrual Periods
  • Acne
  • Blurred Vision
  • Confused
  • Depression
  • Disorder Involving Personality Changes
  • Dizzy
  • Excessive Hairiness
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Extreme Sense Of Well Being
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Feeling Faint
  • Head Pain
  • Hemorrhage Of Blood Under The Skin
  • Hiccups
  • Hives
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Inflammation Of Skin Caused By An Allergy
  • Joint Pain
  • Loss Of Memory
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Not Feeling Well
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Optic Disk Edema
  • Over Excitement
  • Overactive Thyroid Gland
  • Problem With Periods
  • Rash
  • Redness Of Skin
  • Scaling Of Skin
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Skin Stretch Marks
  • Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots On The Skin
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • The Presence Of Sugar In The Urine
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Water Retention
  • Weight Gain