Review: taking Prednisone and Epsom salts together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Prednisone and Epsom salts together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Prednisone and Epsom salts. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,633 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 224,214 users)

Epsom Salts

Epsom salts has active ingredients of magnesium. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Epsom salts 22 users)

On Sep, 17, 2016

2,633 people who take Prednisone, Epsom Salts are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Prednisone and Epsom salts drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Prednisone:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Epsom Salts:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Prednisone:
  • female: 77.0% - (7 of 9 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Epsom Salts:
  • female: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (1 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: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
Epsom Salts:
  • 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 1 people)
  • 30-39: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 60+: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • cataract
  • pyrexia
  • pneumonia
  • abdominal pain
  • headache
  • nausea
  • cystitis
  • restlessness
  • urinary tract infection
  • bronchitis
1 - 6 months:
  • diarrhoea
  • febrile neutropenia
  • iron deficiency anaemia
  • shock haemorrhagic
  • back pain
  • stevens-johnson syndrome
  • gastroduodenal haemorrhage
  • pneumonia
  • premature labour
  • pyrexia
6 - 12 months:
  • thrombocytopenia
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
  • atrial septal defect
  • meningitis aseptic
  • meningitis neonatal
  • respiratory distress
  • aortic valve incompetence
  • cyanosis neonatal
  • meningitis enteroviral
  • neutropenic sepsis
1 - 2 years:
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • death
  • itching
  • hives
  • rash generalised
  • urticaria
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
  • anaemia
2 - 5 years:
  • amnesia
  • depression
  • pelvic pain
  • anxiety
  • bipolar disorder
  • chest pain
  • hives
  • intentional overdose
  • itching
  • loss of consciousness
5 - 10 years:
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • blood alkaline phosphatase increased
  • blood bilirubin increased
  • blood lactate dehydrogenase increased
  • gamma-glutamyltransferase increased
  • liver disorder
  • multiple sclerosis relapse
  • pyrexia
  • diarrhea
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
10+ years:
  • multi-organ failure
  • necrotising fasciitis
  • sepsis
  • gastroenteritis norovirus
  • hematospermia
  • osteoarthritis
  • shock haemorrhagic
  • swelling in the abdomen
  • swelling of the ankles - feet - legs
not specified:
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • pneumonia
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • anaemia
  • anxiety

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • pneumonia
  • diarrhoea
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • headache
  • vomiting
male:
  • pneumonia
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • anaemia
  • anxiety
  • diarrhoea
  • asthenia
  • arthralgia
  • osteonecrosis of jaw

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • thrombocytopenia
  • meningitis neonatal
  • respiratory distress
  • aortic valve incompetence
  • atrial septal defect
  • cyanosis neonatal
  • meningitis aseptic
  • meningitis enteroviral
  • pulmonary valve stenosis
  • anti-erythrocyte antibody positive
2-9:
  • pyrexia
  • abdominal pain
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • migraine
  • musculoskeletal stiffness
  • nausea
  • restlessness
  • screaming
  • weight decreased
10-19:
  • pyrexia
  • diarrhoea
  • blood creatinine increased
  • drug ineffective
  • graft versus host disease
  • interstitial lung disease
  • dyspnoea
  • pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia
  • hypomagnesaemia
  • osteonecrosis
20-29:
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • asthenia
  • dyspnoea
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • headache
  • blood pressure increased
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
30-39:
  • pain
  • pyrexia
  • motor dysfunction
  • oedema peripheral
  • crohn's disease
  • muscular weakness
  • nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
  • dyspnoea
  • deformity
  • extremity contracture
40-49:
  • pain
  • pneumonia
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • anaemia
  • nausea
  • bronchitis
  • headache
  • diarrhoea
50-59:
  • arthralgia
  • pain
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • anaemia
  • oedema peripheral
  • anxiety
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • pneumonia
60+:
  • fatigue
  • dyspnoea
  • pneumonia
  • asthenia
  • pain
  • anaemia
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • arthralgia
  • dizziness

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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