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Review: could Prednisone cause Benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Summary: Benign prostatic hyperplasia could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Zometa, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 265 have Benign prostatic hyperplasia. Find out below who they are, when they have Benign prostatic hyperplasia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,701 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in asthma.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (benign enlargement of the prostate) (latest reports from 41,607 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, enlarged prostate, osteoporosis, arthritis, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 265 people (0.18%) have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. They amount to 0.64% of all the 41,510 people who have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Benign prostatic hyperplasia in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Benign prostatic hyperplasia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Benign prostatic hyperplasia44.44%0.00%0.00%0.00%44.44%11.11%0.00%

Gender of people who have Benign prostatic hyperplasia when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Benign prostatic hyperplasia0.34%99.66%

Age of people who have Benign prostatic hyperplasia when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Benign prostatic hyperplasia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.03%26.84%70.13%

Severity of Benign prostatic hyperplasia when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Benign prostatic hyperplasia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Benign prostatic hyperplasia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Benign prostatic hyperplasia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (50 people, 18.87%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (36 people, 13.58%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (28 people, 10.57%)
  4. Bone loss (26 people, 9.81%)
  5. Nausea (16 people, 6.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (130 people, 49.06%)
  2. Aspirin (117 people, 44.15%)
  3. Coumadin (83 people, 31.32%)
  4. Aredia (76 people, 28.68%)
  5. Prednisone tab (68 people, 25.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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