Prednisone and Breathing difficulty - from FDA reports


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 Spiriva, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Breathing difficulty with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 239,595 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 22, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 13,958 people (5.83%) have Breathing Difficulty


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Breathing difficulty?

Time on Prednisone when people have Breathing Difficulty *:

  • < 1 month: 54.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.68 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.68 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.06 %
  • 10+ years: 2.14 %

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

  • female: 61.97 %
  • male: 38.03 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.4 %
  • 10-19: 1.95 %
  • 20-29: 4.46 %
  • 30-39: 6.92 %
  • 40-49: 12.61 %
  • 50-59: 21.29 %
  • 60+: 52.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (2,119 people, 15.18%)
  • Asthma (1,664 people, 11.92%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (1,005 people, 7.20%)
  • High Blood Pressure (964 people, 6.91%)
  • Pain (855 people, 6.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Spiriva (1,458 people, 10.45%)
  • Lasix (1,434 people, 10.27%)
  • Methotrexate (1,412 people, 10.12%)
  • Aspirin (1,217 people, 8.72%)
  • Albuterol (1,192 people, 8.54%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (2,835 people, 20.31%)
  • Fatigue (2,763 people, 19.80%)
  • Cough (2,322 people, 16.64%)
  • Weakness (2,179 people, 15.61%)
  • Pain (2,100 people, 15.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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