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 Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. We study 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 7,990 have Breathing difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Breathing difficulty and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,165 Prednisone users)
Breathing difficulty has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest reports from 165,512 Breathing difficulty patients)
On Apr, 27, 2015: 146,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 7,990 people (5.44%) have Breathing Difficulty.
Time on Prednisone when people have Breathing difficulty * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Breathing difficulty||58.26%||23.68%||4.83%||4.98%||3.74%||2.49%||2.02% |
Gender of people who have Breathing difficulty when taking Prednisone * :
|Breathing difficulty||59.91%||40.09% |
Age of people who have Breathing difficulty when taking Prednisone * :
|Breathing difficulty||0.13%||0.44%||2.07%||4.83%||8.45%||12.81%||19.98%||51.28% |
Severity of Breathing difficulty when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Breathing difficulty||3.70%||48.15%||40.74%||7.41% |
How people recovered from Breathing difficulty ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Breathing difficulty||4.76%||33.33%||61.90% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (1,246 people, 15.59%)
- Asthma (734 people, 9.19%)
- Pain (599 people, 7.50%)
- Hypertension (598 people, 7.48%)
- Osteoporosis (495 people, 6.20%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (2,583 people, 32.33%)
- Aspirin (1,462 people, 18.30%)
- Albuterol (1,162 people, 14.54%)
- Folic acid (1,071 people, 13.40%)
- Methotrexate (978 people, 12.24%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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