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!
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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2 answers • 2 Aug 2010
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
... makes me antsy, so I definitely can't take it at night. The directions say to take it with food. However, at the time of day I take it, I ...
2 answers • 15 Feb 2015
Almost every food I eat tastes bad, looking for something that I don't have to force myself to eat.
1 answer • 15 Feb 2015
I have taken xenicalt for three weeks. I have not lost much weight, probably about 1kg. I eat no much fat food, two meals a day. so I only take two ...
1 answer • 8 Sep 2015