Review: could Prednisone cause Bad Dreams?


Summary

Bad dreams is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression . We study 145,350 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 182 have Bad dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 147,417 users)

Bad Dreams

Bad dreams has been reported by people with irritability, breathing difficulty, delirium, dizziness, nausea (latest reports from 13,983 Bad dreams patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

145,350 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 182 people (0.13%) have Bad Dreams


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Bad dreams?

Time on Prednisone when people have Bad Dreams *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.56 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 66.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Bad Dreams when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Bad Dreams when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.29 %
  • 20-29: 1.43 %
  • 30-39: 19.29 %
  • 40-49: 15.71 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 29.29 %

Severity if Bad Dreams when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 75 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Bad Dreams **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (35 people)
  • Pain (33 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (29 people)
  • Anxiety (19 people)
  • Insomnia (18 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (30 people)
  • Ambien (30 people)
  • Albuterol (29 people)
  • Chantix (27 people)
  • Levaquin (23 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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