Yes it can. I was first put on 80 mg. Caused chronic palpitation, arythmias. I have gradually been reduced to a dosage of 30mg and I still get palpitaions. On the 80mg I went off in an abulance because the arythmias and palpitations were so chronic it felt like I was having a heart attack. Prednizine makes me wired, jittery, and like I've had Waaaaaaaaay too much caffeine.Tough drug but it is helping my condition. Dermatomyositis.
Wish you well and hope they lessen the dose. It will help with that but I find not completley.
The effects from prednisone can last quite a while after stopping taking it, especially depending upon dose. However, an irregular heart beat, especially a fluttery feeling, needs to be reported to your doctor right away. This is not a normal effect. An occasional skipped beat is normal in just about anyone. The heart needs to be protected, so please see your doctor as soon as you can.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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