Does it have the same side effects as a gaining muscle steroid.
9 Apr 2012
Hello. These steroids are very different. Prednisone does not build muscle. In fact it makes muscles less strong when taken at higher doses. However, both may have mood side effects and should only be used with a doctor monitoring you.
If you are given prednisone for a quick use of a week or a month you will be just fine. Does that answer your question? Take care, endlessPred(nisone)
9 Apr 2012
The steroid prednisone is predominantly used as an anti- inflammatory medication. It is a glucocorticoid type of steroid. Long term use van cause adrenal insufficiency, which can be life threatening . It also causes fluid retention, which strains your heart and kidneys. It is to be used exactly as prescribed by your physician.
The muscle building steroid is called an anabolic steroid. This kind of steroid can and frequently causes some rather problematic effects, like testicle atrophy or shrinking, severe mood swings, what is described as food rage... not a Hood things. This medication is prescribed only in very special instances, and for specific purposes, usually for treatment of diseases, and I actually have never seen it used while I was a practically nurse.
Hope than answered some of your questions, and I also to the liberty of going a little more in depth than endlesspred. She definitely knows what she's talking about.
Have a joyous day,
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