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Review: Prednisone and Vicodin

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Prednisone and Vicodin. It is created by eHealthMe based on 8,018 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

On Mar, 30, 2014: 8,018 people who reported to have interactions when taking Prednisone, Vicodin are studied

Trend of Prednisone, Vicodin's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4446583)

Drug combinations in study:
- Prednisone (prednisone)
- Vicodin (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate)

eHealthMe real world results:

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety4,958
Pain4,295
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)4,074
Arthralgia (joint pain)3,940
Asthenia (weakness)3,840
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)2,832
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)2,593
Back Pain2,447
Pneumonia2,368
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)2,364

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety103
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)51
Depression51
Pyrexia (fever)48
Cellulitis (infection under the skin)38
Dizziness36
Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)32
Back Pain27
Neck Pain26
Loss Of Consciousness26

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Prednisone9.52%23.81%23.81%33.33%9.52%
Vicodin7.69%23.08%38.46%19.23%11.54%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Pain
  3. Hypertension
  4. Depression
  5. Multiple myeloma

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lortab
  2. Folic acid
  3. Methotrexate
  4. Aspirin
  5. Humira

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Prednisone (prednisone) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Vicodin (acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate) is often used to treat pain. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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