Prednisone and Brain damage - from FDA reports


Summary

Brain damage is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Polyarthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 22 have Brain damage. Find out below who they are, when they have Brain damage 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)

Brain Damage

Brain damage has been reported by people with depression, pain, arthritis, ill-defined disorder, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 1,010 Brain damage patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 22 people (0.01%) have Brain Damage


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Brain damage?

Time on Prednisone when people have Brain Damage *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Brain Damage when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 31.82 %
  • male: 68.18 %

Age of people who have Brain Damage when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5.88 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.88 %
  • 30-39: 5.88 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 23.53 %
  • 60+: 58.82 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sinus Headache (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Polyarthritis (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (3 people, 13.64%)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (2 people, 9.09%)
  • Convulsion (2 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (9 people, 40.91%)
  • Levaquin (5 people, 22.73%)
  • Lexapro (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Effexor Xr (4 people, 18.18%)
  • Campral (4 people, 18.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Convulsion (8 people, 36.36%)
  • Heart Attack (6 people, 27.27%)
  • Arrhythmias (6 people, 27.27%)
  • Consciousness - Decreased (5 people, 22.73%)
  • Abnormal Behaviour (5 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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