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Review: could Prednisone cause Angina pectoris (Stable angina)?

Summary: Angina pectoris 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 Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 519 have Angina pectoris. Find out below who they are, when they have Angina pectoris and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,145 Prednisone users)

Angina pectoris

Angina pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, arthritis, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, pain. (latest reports from 25,405 Angina pectoris patients)

On Mar, 27, 2015: 146,809 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 528 people (0.36%) have Angina Pectoris.

Trend of Angina pectoris in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Angina pectoris * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Angina pectoris66.67%21.43%0.00%9.52%2.38%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Angina pectoris when taking Prednisone * :

Angina pectoris56.73%43.27%

Age of people who have Angina pectoris when taking Prednisone * :

Angina pectoris0.00%0.00%0.00%0.39%2.15%8.20%27.54%61.72%

Severity of Angina pectoris when taking Prednisone ** :


How people recovered from Angina pectoris ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (84 people, 15.91%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (63 people, 11.93%)
  3. Prophylaxis (46 people, 8.71%)
  4. Hypertension (35 people, 6.63%)
  5. Osteoporosis (31 people, 5.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (212 people, 40.15%)
  2. Prednisone tab (146 people, 27.65%)
  3. Lasix (109 people, 20.64%)
  4. Prilosec (97 people, 18.37%)
  5. Nitroglycerin (95 people, 17.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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