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Hallucination (4)

A description of the experience

Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is a particularly effective immunosuppressant drug. Meticorten is one trade name.

It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases (such as moderate allergic reactions), some autoimmune diseases, and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but it has significant adverse effects.

Side effects

Short-term side effects, as with all glucocorticoids, include high blood glucose levels (especially in patients with diabetes mellitus or on other medications that increase blood glucose, such as tacrolimus) and mineralocorticoid effects such as fluid retention The mineralocorticoid effects of prednisone are minor, which is why it is not used in the management of adrenal insufficiency, unless a more potent mineralocorticoid is administered concomitantly.

It can also cause depression or depressive symptoms and anxiety in some individuals.

Long-term side effects include Cushing's syndrome, steroid dementia syndrome, truncal weight gain, osteoporosis, glaucoma and cataracts, type II diabetes mellitus, and depression upon dose reduction or cessation.[citation needed]


  • Increased blood sugar for diabetics
  • Difficulty controlling emotion
  • Difficulty in maintaining train of thought
  • Weight gain
  • Immunosuppression
  • Facial swelling. Severe.
  • Depression, mania, psychosis, or other psychiatric symptoms
  • Unusual fatigue or weakness
  • Mental confusion / indecisiveness
  • Memory and attention dysfunction (Steroid dementia syndrome)
  • Blurred vision
  • Abdominal pain
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Painful hips or shoulders
  • Steroid-induced osteoporosis
  • Stretch marks
  • Osteonecrosis- same as avascular necrosis
  • Insomnia
  • Severe joint pain
  • Cataracts or glaucoma
  • Anxiety
  • Black stool
  • Stomach pain or bloating
  • Severe swelling
  • Mouth sores or dry mouth
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Hepatic steatosis


  • Nervousness
  • Acne
  • Skin rash
  • Appetite gain
  • Hyperactivity
  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Reduced intestinal flora
  • Leg pain/cramps
  • Sensitive teeth

On Dec, 20, 2016 1,183 people reported to have side effects when taking Meticorten.
Among them, 4 people (0.34%) have Hallucination

Time on Meticorten when people have Hallucination  :

  < 1 month 1 - 6 months 6 - 12 months 1 - 2 years 2 - 5 years 5 - 10 years 10+ years
Hallucination 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%


 On Jan, 7, 2016: 744 people reported to have side effects when taking Meticorten. Among them, 10 people (1.34%) have Death.





The source of the experience



Observation contributed by: Julie Usher