Prednisone and Acute psychosis - from FDA reports


Summary

Acute psychosis is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Biaxin, and have Pneumonia. This review analyzes which people have Acute psychosis 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, 07, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 42 people (0.02%) have Acute Psychosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Acute psychosis?

Time on Prednisone when people have Acute Psychosis *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acute Psychosis when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 75.61 %
  • male: 24.39 %

Age of people who have Acute Psychosis when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.44 %
  • 10-19: 24.39 %
  • 20-29: 29.27 %
  • 30-39: 7.32 %
  • 40-49: 7.32 %
  • 50-59: 12.2 %
  • 60+: 17.07 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (12 people, 28.57%)
  • Respiratory Tract Infection (9 people, 21.43%)
  • Preventive Health Care (9 people, 21.43%)
  • Low Tissue Oxygen (8 people, 19.05%)
  • Fever (8 people, 19.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Biaxin (11 people, 26.19%)
  • Lorazepam (10 people, 23.81%)
  • Prozac (9 people, 21.43%)
  • Lasix (9 people, 21.43%)
  • Cephalexin (9 people, 21.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Paranoia (15 people, 35.71%)
  • Hallucination, Auditory (14 people, 33.33%)
  • Pneumonia (12 people, 28.57%)
  • Memory Loss (12 people, 28.57%)
  • Headache (11 people, 26.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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