Could Prednisone cause 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 - 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

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,601 users)

A-fib

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:

Could Prednisone cause A-fib?

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%)

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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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