Review: taking Prednisone and Acthar together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Prednisone and Acthar together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Prednisone and Acthar. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 38 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 169,045 users)

Acthar

Acthar has active ingredients of corticotropin. It is often used in multiple sclerosis. (latest outcomes from Acthar 236 users)

On Aug, 24, 2016

38 people who take Prednisone, Acthar are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Prednisone and Acthar drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Prednisone:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Acthar:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Prednisone:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Acthar:
  • female: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Prednisone:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Acthar:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • psa
  • abdominal tenderness
  • bronchitis
  • chest tightness
  • constipation
  • cough
  • eye pruritus
  • feeling jittery
  • fluid retention
  • herpes zoster
1 - 6 months:
  • abdominal tenderness
  • neck, shoulder and arm syndrome
  • bronchitis
  • chest tightness
  • constipation
  • cough
  • fluid retention
  • inflammation
  • liver tenderness
  • nasal congestion
6 - 12 months:
  • cerebrovascular accident
not specified:
  • convulsion
  • hypertension
  • central nervous system lesion
  • headache
  • drug ineffective
  • psychotic disorder
  • back pain
  • fall
  • muscular weakness
  • dermatomyositis

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • central nervous system lesion
  • headache
  • convulsion
  • hypertension
  • psychotic disorder
  • back pain
  • fall
  • muscular weakness
  • dermatomyositis
  • encephalopathy
male:
  • myasthenia gravis
  • phaeochromocytoma
  • anaemia
  • body height below normal
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • infantile spasms
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • cellulitis staphylococcal
  • drug ineffective

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • hypercalcaemia
  • withdrawal syndrome
20-29:
  • asthenia
  • dermatomyositis
  • palpitations
  • back pain
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • crohn's disease
  • cushingoid
  • cystitis
  • drug ineffective
  • emergency care
30-39:
  • phaeochromocytoma
  • abdominal pain
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • axillary vein thrombosis
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • hyperhidrosis
  • hypertension
  • hyperthermia
  • jugular vein thrombosis
  • myocardial ischaemia
40-49:
  • muscular weakness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • dermatomyositis
  • nail disorder
  • rash
  • abdominal discomfort
  • abdominal pain upper
  • abnormal sensation in eye
  • angiopathy
50-59:
  • hypertension
  • central nervous system lesion
  • convulsion
  • encephalopathy
  • hallucination
  • hemiparesis
  • mental status changes
  • posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
  • psychotic disorder
  • headache
60+:
  • myasthenia gravis
  • cataract
  • cellulitis staphylococcal
  • eye pruritus
  • glaucoma
  • macular degeneration
  • staphylococcal abscess
  • subcutaneous abscess
  • wound complication

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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