Prednisolone and Long qt syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Long qt syndrome is found among people who take Prednisolone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cyclophosphamide, and have Chemotherapy . We study 89,222 people who have side effects while taking Prednisolone from FDA. Among them, 6 have Long qt syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Long qt syndrome and more.

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Prednisolone

Prednisolone has active ingredients of prednisolone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisolone 90,241 users)

Long Qt Syndrome

Long qt syndrome (disorder of the heart's electrical system) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation/flutter, pain, schizophrenia (latest reports from 1,054 Long qt syndrome patients).

On Feb, 06, 2017

89,222 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisolone.
Among them, 6 people (0.01%) have Long Qt Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisolone cause Long qt syndrome?

Time on Prednisolone when people have Long Qt Syndrome *:

  • < 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 Long Qt Syndrome when taking Prednisolone *:

  • female: 83.33 %
  • male: 16.67 %

Age of people who have Long Qt Syndrome when taking Prednisolone *:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Preventive Health Care (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Chemotherapy (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Insomnia (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Gastritis (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (1 person, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cyclophosphamide (4 people, 66.67%)
  • Velcade (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Pepcid (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Granisetron Hydrochloride (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (3 people, 50.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Convulsion (3 people, 50.00%)
  • Ventricular Extrasystoles (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Loss Of Consciousness (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Fainting (1 person, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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