Prednisone and 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 Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 3,219 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 231,675 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 111,500 Bradycardia patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,219 people (1.43%) have Bradycardia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Bradycardia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Bradycardia *:

  • < 1 month: 48.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.32 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.32 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.86 %
  • 10+ years: 0.54 %

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: 0.46 %
  • 2-9: 1.18 %
  • 10-19: 5.06 %
  • 20-29: 5.56 %
  • 30-39: 8.75 %
  • 40-49: 12.37 %
  • 50-59: 20.43 %
  • 60+: 46.16 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (399 people, 12.40%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (214 people, 6.65%)
  • Pain (210 people, 6.52%)
  • Osteoporosis (188 people, 5.84%)
  • High Blood Pressure (180 people, 5.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (416 people, 12.92%)
  • Lasix (413 people, 12.83%)
  • Methotrexate (392 people, 12.18%)
  • Folic Acid (364 people, 11.31%)
  • Zometa (340 people, 10.56%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (919 people, 28.55%)
  • Hypotension (735 people, 22.83%)
  • High Blood Pressure (655 people, 20.35%)
  • Nausea (625 people, 19.42%)
  • Fever (616 people, 19.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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