Could Prednisone cause Bradycardia - from FDA reports


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 139,359 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 2,004 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 231,609 users)

Bradycardia

Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, pain, atrial fibrillation/flutter, osteoporosis (latest reports from 111,438 Bradycardia patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

139,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,004 people (1.44%) have Bradycardia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Bradycardia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Bradycardia *:

  • < 1 month: 53.66 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.51 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.94 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.07 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.32 %
  • 10+ years: 1.63 %

Gender of people who have Bradycardia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 57.43 %
  • male: 42.57 %

Age of people who have Bradycardia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.6 %
  • 2-9: 1.14 %
  • 10-19: 4.01 %
  • 20-29: 5.99 %
  • 30-39: 9.17 %
  • 40-49: 11.02 %
  • 50-59: 21.39 %
  • 60+: 46.67 %

Severity of Bradycardia **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (229 people, 11.43%)
  • Osteoporosis (148 people, 7.39%)
  • Pain (134 people, 6.69%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (134 people, 6.69%)
  • High Blood Pressure (104 people, 5.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (302 people, 15.07%)
  • Aspirin (295 people, 14.72%)
  • Folic Acid (283 people, 14.12%)
  • Methotrexate (246 people, 12.28%)
  • Zometa (233 people, 11.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (575 people, 28.69%)
  • Hypotension (465 people, 23.20%)
  • High Blood Pressure (431 people, 21.51%)
  • Nausea (426 people, 21.26%)
  • Pain (415 people, 20.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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