Review: could Hydrocortisone cause Dry Mouth?


Summary

Dry mouth is found among people who take Hydrocortisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Atenolol, and have Osteoporosis . We study 15,694 people who have side effects while taking Hydrocortisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 62 have Dry mouth. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry mouth and more.

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Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone has active ingredients of hydrocortisone. It is often used in adrenal insufficiency. (latest outcomes from Hydrocortisone 16,763 users)

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, malaise, pain, urinary tract infection, joint pain (latest reports from 46,567 Dry mouth patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

15,694 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrocortisone.
Among them, 62 people (0.4%) have Dry Mouth


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydrocortisone cause Dry mouth?

Time on Hydrocortisone when people have Dry Mouth *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dry Mouth when taking Hydrocortisone *:

  • female: 55.74 %
  • male: 44.26 %

Age of people who have Dry Mouth when taking Hydrocortisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.82 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.55 %
  • 50-59: 9.09 %
  • 60+: 74.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (21 people, 33.87%)
  • Depression (3 people, 4.84%)
  • Pruritus (2 people, 3.23%)
  • Hypertonic Bladder (2 people, 3.23%)
  • Hepatitis C (2 people, 3.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Atenolol (23 people, 37.10%)
  • Omeprazole (22 people, 35.48%)
  • Zometa (21 people, 33.87%)
  • Sucralfate (21 people, 33.87%)
  • Furosemide (21 people, 33.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (26 people, 41.94%)
  • Anxiety (26 people, 41.94%)
  • Pain (25 people, 40.32%)
  • Road Traffic Accident (22 people, 35.48%)
  • Osteopenia (21 people, 33.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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