Prednisone and Benign prostatic hyperplasia - from FDA reports


Summary

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Osteoporosis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 292 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 231,679 users)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (benign enlargement of the prostate) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, enlarged prostate (latest reports from 24,204 Benign prostatic hyperplasia patients).

On Feb, 23, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 292 people (0.13%) 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: 42.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.44 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.44 %
  • 40-49: 3.49 %
  • 50-59: 26.2 %
  • 60+: 69.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (55 people, 18.84%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (38 people, 13.01%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (31 people, 10.62%)
  • Bone Loss (29 people, 9.93%)
  • Nausea (18 people, 6.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (135 people, 46.23%)
  • Aspirin (102 people, 34.93%)
  • Aredia (86 people, 29.45%)
  • Coumadin (82 people, 28.08%)
  • Celebrex (66 people, 22.60%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (149 people, 51.03%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (140 people, 47.95%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (115 people, 39.38%)
  • Depression (104 people, 35.62%)
  • High Blood Pressure (102 people, 34.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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