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Review: could Prednisolone cause Long qt syndrome?

Summary: Long qt syndrome is reported only by a few people who take Prednisolone.

We study 64,597 people who have side effects while taking Prednisolone from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 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 65,068 Prednisolone users)

Long qt syndrome

Long qt syndrome (disorder of the heart's electrical system) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, nausea, anaesthesia, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 704 Long qt syndrome patients)

On Jan, 19, 2015: 64,597 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisolone. Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Long Qt Syndrome.

Trend of Long qt syndrome in Prednisolone reports

Time on Prednisolone when people have Long qt syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Long qt syndrome100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Long qt syndrome when taking Prednisolone * :

FemaleMale
Long qt syndrome100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Long qt syndrome when taking Prednisolone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Long qt syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%60.00%0.00%20.00%20.00%

Severity of Long qt syndrome when taking Prednisolone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Long qt syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Long qt syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Long qt syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Chemotherapy (3 people, 60.00%)
  2. Prophylaxis (3 people, 60.00%)
  3. Gastritis (2 people, 40.00%)
  4. Constipation (2 people, 40.00%)
  5. Insomnia (2 people, 40.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Granisetron hydrochloride (3 people, 60.00%)
  2. Doxorubicin hydrochloride (3 people, 60.00%)
  3. Velcade (3 people, 60.00%)
  4. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate (3 people, 60.00%)
  5. Cyclophosphamide (3 people, 60.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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