Can prednisone cause weight gain?


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  • Brooke Abbott moderator
    5 months ago

    Hi Jb68!

    Yes it can. But it doesn’t always. I never gained weight while on Prednisone. Ever! Almost everyone I’ve known has either gained weight or had the infamous, moon face.

    Again, everyone reacts differently to treatment.

    -Brooke
    (inflammatoryboweldisease.net Team Member)

  • SusanHU moderator
    5 months ago

    Thank you for your question @jb68 and thank you for the answer @grmike5! We actually have a couple of articles about prednisone as well that you might find helpful. It’s something that many of our community members have been on and understand!

    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/treatment/medications/corticosteroids/prednisone-and-methylprednisolone/

    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/prednisone-the-tie-that-binds/

    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/prednisone-explanation/

    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/the-prednisone-made-me-do-it/

    Please keep us posted!

    – Susan (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

  • grmike5
    5 months ago

    Yes, between fluid retention and increase in appetite.

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