Prednisone can be very effective in getting acute IBD symptoms under control, but the list of potential side effects that this drug can cause is extensive. There's not much worse than being sick and then having side effects like hair growth and irritability stack up on top of your other problems. There are certain measures that can be taken to lessen the side effects, but almost everyone has some kind of difficulty while taking the higher doses of prednisone. At what dosage are side effects common, and will they reverse once the prednisone is stopped?
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