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Review: could Prednisone cause Acute psychosis?

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 Cephalexin, and have Preventive health care.

We study 146,809 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 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 150,135 Prednisone users)

Acute psychosis

Acute psychosis (period of mentally unstable behaviour) has been reported by people with depression, schizophrenia, pain, psychotic disorder, hiv infection. (latest reports from 1,316 Acute psychosis patients)

On Mar, 30, 2015: 146,809 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 31 people (0.02%) have Acute Psychosis.

Trend of Acute psychosis in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Acute psychosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acute psychosis60.00%0.00%40.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Acute psychosis77.14%22.86%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acute psychosis0.00%2.86%14.29%28.57%5.71%14.29%11.43%22.86%

Severity of Acute psychosis when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acute psychosis0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Acute psychosis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acute psychosis100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Prophylaxis (8 people, 25.81%)
  2. Psychotic disorder (7 people, 22.58%)
  3. Hypoxia (7 people, 22.58%)
  4. Renal cell carcinoma (7 people, 22.58%)
  5. Deep vein thrombosis (7 people, 22.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cephalexin (11 people, 35.48%)
  2. Biaxin (10 people, 32.26%)
  3. Ciprofloxacin (9 people, 29.03%)
  4. Neurontin (8 people, 25.81%)
  5. Coumadin (8 people, 25.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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