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Review: could Hydrocortisone cause Depression?

We study 13,587 people who have side effects while taking Hydrocortisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 342 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone (latest outcomes from 13,780 users) has active ingredients of hydrocortisone. It is often used in adrenal insufficiency.

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,147,213 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 13,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrocortisone. Among them, 342 people (2.52%) have Depression. They amount to 0.03% of all the 1,149,592 people who have Depression on eHealthMe.

Trend of Depression in Hydrocortisone reports

Time on Hydrocortisone when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression36.36%45.45%0.00%0.00%0.00%18.18%0.00%

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Hydrocortisone * :

FemaleMale
Depression56.42%43.58%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Hydrocortisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.32%4.75%3.16%18.67%21.20%23.10%28.80%

Severity of Depression when taking Hydrocortisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (41 people, 11.99%)
  2. Pain (25 people, 7.31%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (23 people, 6.73%)
  4. Hypertension (22 people, 6.43%)
  5. Eczema (18 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (95 people, 27.78%)
  2. Prednisone (83 people, 24.27%)
  3. Neurontin (74 people, 21.64%)
  4. Ambien (70 people, 20.47%)
  5. Aredia (65 people, 19.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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