I have been taking prednisone for three days and have the hiccups. should I call my Dr?
- 3 Sep 2012 by mrlbb
- 22 Apr 2018
- hiccups, prednisone
I have never heard of prednisone causing the hiccups, but I guess anything is possible. If you are in the united states I doubt you'll get your dr today, but I would call and let them know if they continue until tomorrow.
I agree that if it lasts over 48 hours, according to my health handbook, and that is with little break, that you should see the doctor.
This is not a known effect of prednisone. Perhaps it is of the condition you are being treated?
Yes. I had these for 9 days straight and wound up in the ER. It's worth telling your Dr about this, the two may be unrelated. Hope this helps.
My father start taper a prednisone tablet his diabetic and have eye surgery complication and he started having hiccups. It's hard to see him like that. I tried to let him sip a cold water sometimes it work and it would calm down the hiccups but it will come back later on.
I have had hiccups for three days now and have isolated that is from taking the prednisone. Very intense and no rhyme or reason every 5 seconds comes and goes.
Prednisone can cause hiccups and is a rare side effect. I was able to figure this out while taking the medication on and off for years. The way to avoid getting hiccups:
-Only take Prednisone with food and liquid. Preferably a hearty meal at night or a big breakfast
-Eat about half of your food then take the pill followed by about 4 oz. of liquid and resume eating
I had the hiccups numerous times over the years before I started doing this. Prednisone DOES cause hiccups!
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