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Review: could Prednisone cause Bad dreams?

Summary: Bad dreams could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Prednisone tab, and have Pain.

We study 146,410 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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On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 175 people (0.12%) have Bad Dreams. They amount to 0.21% of all the 83,147 people who have Bad Dreams on eHealthMe.

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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