Prednisone and A-fib - from FDA reports


Summary

A-fib is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have A-fib with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 239,595 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 02, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,614 people (1.51%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause A-fib?

Time on Prednisone when people have A-fib *:

  • < 1 month: 39.58 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.42 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.92 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.17 %
  • 10+ years: 1.67 %

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 50.17 %
  • male: 49.83 %

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.1 %
  • 10-19: 0.6 %
  • 20-29: 0.96 %
  • 30-39: 1.59 %
  • 40-49: 5.04 %
  • 50-59: 13.63 %
  • 60+: 78.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (510 people, 14.11%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (319 people, 8.83%)
  • High Blood Pressure (195 people, 5.40%)
  • Osteoporosis (187 people, 5.17%)
  • Pain (174 people, 4.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (681 people, 18.84%)
  • Coumadin (650 people, 17.99%)
  • Digoxin (608 people, 16.82%)
  • Aspirin (590 people, 16.33%)
  • Methotrexate (439 people, 12.15%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (698 people, 19.31%)
  • Pneumonia (669 people, 18.51%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (649 people, 17.96%)
  • Weakness (631 people, 17.46%)
  • Hypotension (558 people, 15.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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