Alcohol and Prednisone Interaction, Danger, and Side Effects
With most prescription and over-the-counter medicines, there are some interactions, dangers and side effects possible, including if you mix them with alcohol. One area that’s frequently asked about and also misunderstood are the possible alcohol and prednisone interactions, danger and side effects risks.
The following provides general information about prednisone, as well as possible alcohol and prednisone interactions, dangers and side effects to be aware of.
- Both alcohol and prednisone can suppress your immune system and make it more difficult for you to fight infections. When you combine the two, this is even more challenging.
- Prednisone is known to potentially increase blood sugar levels, and if you are mixing alcohol and prednisone, you may be increasing your chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
- The use of prednisone has been linked to early onset osteoporosis, and if you drink excessively, it can increase your chances of developing the condition.
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