My 87 year old father has been on a long term regimen of prednisone for treatment of his arthritis (15+ years). His new doctor has stopped the prednisone last year. He has had a chronic cough and congestion for about a year and antibiotics, inhalers, etc. have not cleared up the condition. Can the absence of prednisone be the cause of the cough?
Hello, if your father has been on that medication for a long time then I wouldn't be surprised if his cough and congestion are from the stoppage of the medication. Go to medications.com and there are 123 people commenting on the question : Anyone having trouble with prednisone side effects even after stopping? Or you can type that question into google and look for the medications.com entry and click on it and you can read those side effects and many more.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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