Review: could Prednisone cause Acute Psychosis?


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 Respiratory tract infection . We study 135,587 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 27 have Acute psychosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Acute psychosis and more.

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

Acute Psychosis

Acute psychosis (period of mentally unstable behaviour) has been reported by people with alanine aminotransferase increased, hypotension, agitation, extrapyramidal disorder, psychotic disorder (latest reports from 1,503 Acute psychosis patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

135,587 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 27 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: 74.07 %
  • male: 25.93 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.7 %
  • 10-19: 3.7 %
  • 20-29: 33.33 %
  • 30-39: 3.7 %
  • 40-49: 14.81 %
  • 50-59: 18.52 %
  • 60+: 22.22 %

Severity if Acute Psychosis when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Acute Psychosis **:

  • while on drug: 100 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Respiratory Tract Infection (9 people)
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma (8 people)
  • Pyrexia (8 people)
  • Oedema (8 people)
  • Dyspnoea (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Biaxin (11 people)
  • Prozac (9 people)
  • Lorazepam (9 people)
  • Lasix (9 people)
  • Avelox (9 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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