Review: could Prednisone cause Abdominal Cramps?


Summary

Abdominal cramps 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 Humira, and have Crohn's disease . We study 135,589 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,312 have Abdominal cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal cramps and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 176,486 users)

Abdominal Cramps

Abdominal cramps has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, abdominal pain upper, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 93,309 Abdominal cramps patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

135,589 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,312 people (2.44%) have Abdominal Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Abdominal cramps?

Time on Prednisone when people have Abdominal Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 56.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.91 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.04 %
  • 10+ years: 3.91 %

Gender of people who have Abdominal Cramps when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 62.26 %
  • male: 37.74 %

Age of people who have Abdominal Cramps when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 1.82 %
  • 10-19: 6.43 %
  • 20-29: 9.52 %
  • 30-39: 13.05 %
  • 40-49: 15.73 %
  • 50-59: 20.24 %
  • 60+: 33.14 %

Severity if Abdominal Cramps when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 4 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 56 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Abdominal Cramps **:

  • while on drug: 6.25 %
  • after off the drug: 18.75 %
  • not yet: 75.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (534 people, 16.12%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (421 people, 12.71%)
  • Pain (265 people, 8.00%)
  • Osteoporosis (192 people, 5.80%)
  • Hypertension (191 people, 5.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (576 people, 17.39%)
  • Methotrexate (449 people, 13.56%)
  • Folic Acid (397 people, 11.99%)
  • Zometa (355 people, 10.72%)
  • Nexium (330 people, 9.96%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,147 people, 34.63%)
  • Diarrhoea (950 people, 28.68%)
  • Vomiting (910 people, 27.48%)
  • Pyrexia (692 people, 20.89%)
  • Pain (648 people, 19.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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