Review: could Prednisone cause Chest Pain?


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 135,586 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,722 have Chest pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest pain and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 169,045 users)

Chest Pain

Chest pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, pain, weakness, high blood pressure (latest reports from 146,963 Chest pain patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

135,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 4,722 people (3.48%) have Chest Pain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Chest pain?

Time on Prednisone when people have Chest Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 49.28 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.08 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.35 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.66 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.42 %
  • 10+ years: 3.38 %

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

  • female: 64.4 %
  • male: 35.6 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 0.5 %
  • 10-19: 3.13 %
  • 20-29: 5.5 %
  • 30-39: 10.33 %
  • 40-49: 16.71 %
  • 50-59: 21.89 %
  • 60+: 41.78 %

Severity if Chest Pain when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 51.85 %
  • severe: 40.74 %
  • most severe: 7.41 %

How people recovered from Chest Pain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 11.76 %
  • not yet: 88.24 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (687 people)
  • Asthma (327 people)
  • Pain (294 people)
  • Hypertension (260 people)
  • Osteoporosis (251 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (672 people)
  • Folic Acid (646 people)
  • Aspirin (550 people)
  • Albuterol (473 people)
  • Lasix (469 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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