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Review: could Prednisolone cause Long qt syndrome?

Summary: Long qt syndrome could be caused by Prednisolone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Daiphen, and have Prophylaxis.

We study 64,547 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.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 64,515 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisolone. Among them, 5 people (0.01%) have Long Qt Syndrome. They amount to 0.19% of all the 2,671 people who have Long Qt Syndrome on eHealthMe.

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

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Daiphen (3 people, 60.00%)
  2. Velcade (3 people, 60.00%)
  3. Granisetron hydrochloride (3 people, 60.00%)
  4. Pepcid (3 people, 60.00%)
  5. Doxorubicin hydrochloride (3 people, 60.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • Prednisolone certainly works, waiting to find out about the azathioprine. But am having to get up for the loo several times during the night and am a bit concerned.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I was given prednisolone as an error made by my pharmacist. It was meant to have been levothyroxine 100mg but was instead prednisolone 5mg. i took 4 of these before i realised but have since developed a goitre.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Vitamin D deficient. High Cholesterol inherited. But while on statin drug I had a pseudo-heart attack, and became weakened and then paralyzed in lower extremities. Later found out father had same severe reaction to statin drugs. My cholesterol is still too high in using just Fish Oil 3-6-9, but don't want to try another statin :( because of side effects. In the meantime doc switched me from Metformin alone to glipizide w Metformin. I got my first ever hypOglycemic reading in the 70's and 90's. So now know what that feels like. But BS won't regulate. Latest problem of 2 weeks with severe bronchitis treated with z-pack, then prednisolone. (2 more days on pred) and my BS readings are staying in the 200s to near 400! I've increased the dosage by one pill while taking prednisone. Fasting bs did get down to 146, but that's the lowest. Now FIGHTING TO GET AWAKE AND STAY AWAKE. I'm shaky weak, and so weak that and feel like I am falling. Sleep attacks...hours go by...I'm scared I won't wake up, but can't stay awake.

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    be ware of metformin on Mar, 3, 2014:

    I am a 64 yr old female who was on metformin for 10 plus yrs. I was recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure. One of the first things the doctor took me off was metformin. I thought it was strange, so I did research and discovered that metformin can cause death. According to the people who make metformin doctors are aware of the dangers. They even put it in black boxes. This protects them from any liability so people can not sue them. Metformin is bad news. Research your meds. And I too have bouts of vertigo. I think we are all being used as guinea pigs.

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