Review: could Prednisone cause Bradycardia?


Summary

Bradycardia 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 Lasix, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 135,586 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,954 have Bradycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Bradycardia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 169,045 users)

Bradycardia

Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, heart rate increased, hypotension, renal failure acute, diarrhea (latest reports from 84,354 Bradycardia patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

135,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,954 people (1.44%) have Bradycardia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Bradycardia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Bradycardia *:

  • < 1 month: 54.55 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.31 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.13 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.44 %
  • 10+ years: 1.65 %

Gender of people who have Bradycardia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 57.07 %
  • male: 42.93 %

Age of people who have Bradycardia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.61 %
  • 2-9: 1.16 %
  • 10-19: 3.74 %
  • 20-29: 6.07 %
  • 30-39: 9.19 %
  • 40-49: 11.09 %
  • 50-59: 21.38 %
  • 60+: 46.75 %

Severity if Bradycardia when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 41.67 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 8.33 %

How people recovered from Bradycardia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (225 people)
  • Osteoporosis (141 people)
  • Pain (127 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (104 people)
  • Hypertension (98 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (297 people)
  • Aspirin (288 people)
  • Folic Acid (279 people)
  • Methotrexate (241 people)
  • Zometa (222 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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