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Review: could Prednisone cause Bad dreams (Nightmares)?

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 Prednisone tab, and have Pain. We study 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 175 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 150,165 Prednisone users)

Bad dreams

Bad dreams (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 14,356 Bad dreams patients)

On May, 13, 2015: 146,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 175 people (0.12%) have Bad Dreams.

Trend of Bad dreams in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Bad dreams * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bad dreams0.00%5.56%5.56%5.56%66.67%16.67%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Bad dreams46.12%53.88%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bad dreams0.00%4.79%4.11%1.37%18.49%16.44%26.71%28.08%

Severity of Bad dreams when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bad dreams25.00%0.00%75.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bad dreams0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (39 people, 22.29%)
  2. Depression (39 people, 22.29%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (36 people, 20.57%)
  4. Anxiety (28 people, 16.00%)
  5. Insomnia (20 people, 11.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (46 people, 26.29%)
  2. Levaquin (42 people, 24.00%)
  3. Amoxicillin (41 people, 23.43%)
  4. Lorazepam (37 people, 21.14%)
  5. Albuterol (35 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • MSIR 30mg 3X daily, PREDNISONE 10mg 1X daily. This regimen works well, minimal pain and maximum flexibility. Not particularly pleased with drug dependency but what the hell it works.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • taking prednisone 10 mg tabs off and on over last 3 to 4 months and was helping tremendously with pain, until most recently when I began taking it again at 10 mg about 10 days ago, not as much relief of joint pain at first, now none, and my WBC is 19,000....prior to prednisone was normal.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • jwtindc on May, 3, 2015:

    I was hospitalized with a fib and was put on amiodarone IV and then by mouth for about 1 week. I had terrible nightmares. They were so bad that I did not even want to go to sleep

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