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Review: Prednisone and Acthar

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Prednisone and Acthar. It is created by eHealthMe based on 19 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 23, 2014: 19 people who reported to have interactions when taking Prednisone, Acthar are studied

Trend of Prednisone, Acthar's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4446553)

Drug combinations in study:
- Prednisone (prednisone)
- Acthar (corticotropin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Prednisone, Acthar:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Hypertension (high blood pressure)19
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)16
Central Nervous System Lesion (an abnormality in tissue of brain or spinal cord)10
Encephalopathy (functioning of the brain is affected by some agent or condition)8
Hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body)8
Psychotic Disorder8
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (pres), also known as reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (rpls), is a syndrome characterized by headache, confusion, seizures and visual loss)8
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)8
Mental Status Changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation)8
Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)6

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Prednisone, Acthar:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
None.

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Prednisone0.000.000.000.000.00
Acthar0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Infantile spasms
  2. Sinus congestion
  3. Multiple sclerosis
  4. Crohn's disease
  5. Constipation

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin d
  2. Interferon beta-1b
  3. Keppra
  4. Pulmicort
  5. Klonopin

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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