Review: could Prednisone cause Bad Dreams?


Bad dreams is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Chantix, and have Depression . We study 135,586 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 156 have Bad dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 169,045 users)

Bad Dreams

Bad dreams has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, drug ineffective, feeling abnormal, suicidal ideation, neuropathy peripheral (latest reports from 15,400 Bad dreams patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

135,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 156 people (0.12%) have Bad Dreams

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Bad dreams?

Time on Prednisone when people have Bad Dreams *:

  • < 1 month: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 60.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 52.26 %
  • male: 47.74 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.56 %
  • 10-19: 3.42 %
  • 20-29: 0.85 %
  • 30-39: 18.8 %
  • 40-49: 13.68 %
  • 50-59: 29.06 %
  • 60+: 31.62 %

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 (33 people)
  • Pain (32 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (30 people)
  • Insomnia (18 people)
  • Anxiety (15 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Chantix (25 people)
  • Oxycontin (24 people)
  • Albuterol (24 people)
  • Paxil (23 people)
  • Lorazepam (22 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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