My 11 year daughter was diagnosed with Juvenile Rhuematoid Arthritis and has been prescribed 5mg of Prednisone twice daily. After approximately 10 days, we tapered off slowly over another 2-3 week period. She now has noticeable hair loss daily which started around the time we finished tapering off of the Prednisone. Is this a possible side affect? She also takes Diclophenac so, I am uncertain if one or both of these medications may have contributed to the ongoing hair loss.
Hair loss is not a known side effect of prednisone but perhaps when the dosing was stopped ... her hormones became a bit off balance and could have contributed to the alopecia. However, hair loss (alopecia) is a known side effect of diclofenac.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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