Prednisone and Chest pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Chest pain 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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 7,651 have Chest pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest pain and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,679 users)

Chest Pain

Chest pain has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis (latest reports from 195,967 Chest pain patients).

On Feb, 21, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 7,651 people (3.4%) have Chest Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Chest pain?

Time on Prednisone when people have Chest Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 50.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.6 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.36 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.17 %
  • 10+ years: 3.1 %

Gender of people who have Chest Pain when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 64.78 %
  • male: 35.22 %

Age of people who have Chest Pain when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.14 %
  • 2-9: 0.36 %
  • 10-19: 3.3 %
  • 20-29: 5.72 %
  • 30-39: 9.66 %
  • 40-49: 16.45 %
  • 50-59: 22.5 %
  • 60+: 41.85 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,218 people, 15.92%)
  • Asthma (665 people, 8.69%)
  • Pain (507 people, 6.63%)
  • High Blood Pressure (496 people, 6.48%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (376 people, 4.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,051 people, 13.74%)
  • Folic Acid (854 people, 11.16%)
  • Aspirin (805 people, 10.52%)
  • Humira (724 people, 9.46%)
  • Lasix (714 people, 9.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (2,697 people, 35.25%)
  • Fatigue (1,549 people, 20.25%)
  • Pain (1,401 people, 18.31%)
  • Nausea (1,401 people, 18.31%)
  • Dizziness (1,277 people, 16.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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