Review: could Prednisone cause Bladder Infection?


Summary

Bladder infection is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 145,350 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,701 have Bladder infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Bladder infection and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 147,417 users)

Bladder Infection

Bladder infection has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, urinary tract infection, weakness (latest reports from 62,240 Bladder infection patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

145,350 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,701 people (2.55%) have Bladder Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Bladder infection?

Time on Prednisone when people have Bladder Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 52.8 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.6 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.4 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.2 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.4 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.6 %

Gender of people who have Bladder Infection when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 74.4 %
  • male: 25.6 %

Age of people who have Bladder Infection when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.16 %
  • 2-9: 0.42 %
  • 10-19: 1.86 %
  • 20-29: 6.64 %
  • 30-39: 6.74 %
  • 40-49: 11.4 %
  • 50-59: 18.86 %
  • 60+: 53.91 %

Severity if Bladder Infection when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 11.11 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 22.22 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Bladder Infection **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 28.57 %
  • not yet: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (738 people)
  • Osteoporosis (326 people)
  • Pain (258 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (252 people)
  • Hypertension (217 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (517 people)
  • Folic Acid (515 people)
  • Methotrexate (485 people)
  • Humira (461 people)
  • Zometa (459 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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