What are the food should and should not be eat while taking prednisone?

Question is Closed Report Mark as Favorite

Answers (1)

6 Aug 2010

Prednisone raises your blood sugar over time so you should be careful to avoid sweets, especially if you are diabetic. In general, you just want to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. The most important thing is to make sure you are getting plenty of Calcium and Vitamin D (especially if you are a white female). Prednisone interferes with the absorption of these nutrients and over time it can cause osteoporosis. I've also learned recently that it's not a bad idea to supplement your diet with folic acid. I've been taking Prednisone for about 6 months and have begun to taper off the medicine. Overall, I experienced fewer side effects than expected. Though I did experience stomach upset in the beginning and quickly learned to take it with food! Good Luck!

Votes: +0
jramonell 8 Aug 2010

I was thinking a bit more about your question. The answer may be different- depending on why you're taking the medicine. I have an autoimmune disease so Prednisone simply suppresses my immune system to a normal level. If you are taking high enough dose to suppress your immune system below the normal ranges, then there are indeed precautions that you should take. Most cancer websites have a recommended diet for immunosuppressed individuals. You may want to try the American Cancer Society or the like. In general, an immunosuppressed diet doesn't look much different from that of the recommended diet for a pregnant woman. Hope this helps!

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

After taking moviprep?

I am 2 and a half days after taking moviprep and cannot tolerate solid food. I can drink milk or eat ice cream or a popsicle. I am ok drinking fruit ...

1 answer 25 Jun 2010

What are some food I should not eat while taking levethyroxine, I am trying to lose weight?

I had some of my friend to tell me about going on the healthy choice diet. This means I will eat this morning and night. Do anyone have suggestions, ...

1 answer 16 Jul 2011

Victoza - Dietician always said that if you do not eat it will make your sugar rise?

I am taking Victoza and I am not hungry at all. but I am concerned because I always hear that if you do not eat enough food your blood sugar will ...

1 answer 23 Apr 2012

I know prednisone causes hunger and cravings for food, but does Tramadol cause hunger/ food cravin?

cravings like say-carbs-bread, rolls, etc... i am taking prednisone, tramadol, bupropion for RA and have been craving food lately

3 answers 12 Jul 2012

My kittens have not eat for 3 days after giving them vetscription worming medicine. is this normal?

they are 3 mos old had diarrhea, so I assumed they had worms I gave them 'vetscription sure shot liquid wormer' now they wont eat. I have ...

2 answers 6 Dec 2013