Review: could Prednisone cause Breathing Difficulty?


Summary

Breathing difficulty 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, 8,545 have Breathing difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Breathing difficulty 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)

Breathing Difficulty

Breathing difficulty has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, nausea, pneumonia, fatigue (latest reports from 160,420 Breathing difficulty patients).

On Jul, 19, 2016

145,350 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 8,545 people (5.88%) have Breathing Difficulty


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Breathing difficulty?

Time on Prednisone when people have Breathing Difficulty *:

  • < 1 month: 57.82 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.93 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.23 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.44 %
  • 10+ years: 1.79 %

Gender of people who have Breathing Difficulty when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 60.25 %
  • male: 39.75 %

Age of people who have Breathing Difficulty when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 0.43 %
  • 10-19: 2.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.92 %
  • 30-39: 8.53 %
  • 40-49: 12.62 %
  • 50-59: 19.75 %
  • 60+: 51.62 %

Severity if Breathing Difficulty when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 6.25 %
  • moderate: 46.88 %
  • severe: 40.62 %
  • most severe: 6.25 %

How people recovered from Breathing Difficulty **:

  • while on drug: 3.85 %
  • after off the drug: 30.77 %
  • not yet: 65.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,058 people)
  • Asthma (668 people)
  • Hypertension (495 people)
  • Pain (451 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (426 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (1,013 people)
  • Albuterol (991 people)
  • Folic Acid (899 people)
  • Lasix (874 people)
  • Zometa (840 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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