Review: could Prednisone cause Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?


Summary

Benign prostatic hyperplasia 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 Zometa, and have Osteoporosis . We study 139,330 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 216 have Benign prostatic hyperplasia. Find out below who they are, when they have Benign prostatic hyperplasia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 224,218 users)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (benign enlargement of the prostate) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 23,460 Benign prostatic hyperplasia patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

139,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 216 people (0.16%) have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia *:

  • < 1 month: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 36.36 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 27.27 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 3.26 %
  • male: 96.74 %

Age of people who have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.56 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.56 %
  • 40-49: 3.37 %
  • 50-59: 26.97 %
  • 60+: 68.54 %

Severity if Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (38 people, 17.59%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (28 people, 12.96%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (25 people, 11.57%)
  • Bone Loss (17 people, 7.87%)
  • Nausea (14 people, 6.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (106 people, 49.07%)
  • Aredia (68 people, 31.48%)
  • Aspirin (67 people, 31.02%)
  • Coumadin (58 people, 26.85%)
  • Celebrex (50 people, 23.15%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (115 people, 53.24%)
  • Anxiety (105 people, 48.61%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (90 people, 41.67%)
  • Depression (77 people, 35.65%)
  • Anaemia (69 people, 31.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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