Long-term side effects include decreased renal function, hypothyroidism, persistent tremor
, and dermatologic effects of acne and alopecia.
As the pope, who is 76, continues his recovery from an appendectomy performed on Tuesday, attention has again turned to his slow, shuffling step and the persistent tremor
in his left hand.
If someone has persistent tremors
, it's best to see a neurologist, preferably one who is a movement disorders specialist," she advises.