Could Prednisone cause A-fib - from FDA reports
A-fib is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 139,361 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 2,217 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,601 users)
A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 157,417 A-fib patients).
On Nov, 20, 2016
139,361 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,217 people (1.59%) have A-fib
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Prednisone when people have A-fib *:
- < 1 month: 33.62 %
- 1 - 6 months: 35.34 %
- 6 - 12 months: 9.48 %
- 1 - 2 years: 10.34 %
- 2 - 5 years: 2.59 %
- 5 - 10 years: 6.03 %
- 10+ years: 2.59 %
Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Prednisone *:
- female: 50.83 %
- male: 49.17 %
Age of people who have A-fib when taking Prednisone *:
- 0-1: 0.05 %
- 2-9: 0.16 %
- 10-19: 0.8 %
- 20-29: 0.96 %
- 30-39: 2.23 %
- 40-49: 5.69 %
- 50-59: 13.99 %
- 60+: 76.12 %
Severity of A-fib **:
- least: 11.11 %
- moderate: 55.56 %
- severe: 22.22 %
- most severe: 11.11 %
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lasix (463 people, 20.88%)
- Digoxin (460 people, 20.75%)
- Coumadin (437 people, 19.71%)
- Aspirin (428 people, 19.31%)
- Furosemide (313 people, 14.12%)
Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Prednisone, learn more )
Potential co-existing conditions
- Multiple Myeloma (187 people, 8.43%)
- Osteoporosis (136 people, 6.13%)
- High Blood Pressure (113 people, 5.10%)
Potential co-existing symptoms
- Cardiac Failure Congestive (473 people, 21.34%)
- Pneumonia (415 people, 18.72%)
- Weakness (414 people, 18.67%)
- Pain (403 people, 18.18%)
- Hypotension (389 people, 17.55%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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