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 Preventive health care . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 36 have Acute psychosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Acute psychosis and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,675 users)

Acute Psychosis

Acute psychosis (period of mentally unstable behaviour) has been reported by people with depression, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder, pain, hiv infection (latest reports from 1,989 Acute psychosis patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 36 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: 71.43 %
  • male: 28.57 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.86 %
  • 10-19: 11.43 %
  • 20-29: 34.29 %
  • 30-39: 8.57 %
  • 40-49: 8.57 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 20.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Respiratory Tract Infection (9 people, 25.00%)
  • Preventive Health Care (9 people, 25.00%)
  • Psychotic Disorder (8 people, 22.22%)
  • Oedema (8 people, 22.22%)
  • Fever (8 people, 22.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Biaxin (11 people, 30.56%)
  • Lorazepam (10 people, 27.78%)
  • Prozac (9 people, 25.00%)
  • Neurontin (9 people, 25.00%)
  • Cephalexin (9 people, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Paranoia (15 people, 41.67%)
  • Hallucination, Auditory (13 people, 36.11%)
  • Memory Loss (12 people, 33.33%)
  • Headache (11 people, 30.56%)
  • Weakness (10 people, 27.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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