Review: could Prednisolone cause Long Qt Syndrome?


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 70,835 people who have side effects while taking Prednisolone from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Long qt syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Long qt syndrome and more.

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Prednisolone has active ingredients of prednisolone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisolone 71,087 users)

Long Qt Syndrome

Long qt syndrome (disorder of the heart's electrical system) has been reported by people with electrocardiogram qt prolonged, torsade de pointes, ventricular tachycardia, hypoglycemia, arrhythmias (latest reports from 748 Long qt syndrome patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

70,835 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisolone.
Among them, 7 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: 80 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 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: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 14.29 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 42.86 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 28.57 %

Severity if Long Qt Syndrome when taking Prednisolone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Long Qt Syndrome **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Prophylaxis (3 people)
  • Chemotherapy (3 people)
  • Insomnia (2 people)
  • Inflammation (2 people)
  • Gastritis (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cyclophosphamide (4 people)
  • Rebamipide (3 people)
  • Pepcid (3 people)
  • Granisetron Hydrochloride (3 people)
  • Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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