Prednisone and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - from FDA reports


Summary

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 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 . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 2,855 have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 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)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe) has been reported by people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain (latest reports from 99,895 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,855 people (1.27%) have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Time on Prednisone when people have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 51.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.23 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.31 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.77 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.15 %
  • 10+ years: 6.92 %

Gender of people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 57.64 %
  • male: 42.36 %

Age of people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.19 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 0.19 %
  • 20-29: 0.42 %
  • 30-39: 1.43 %
  • 40-49: 6.29 %
  • 50-59: 21.1 %
  • 60+: 70.2 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (342 people, 11.98%)
  • Osteoporosis (341 people, 11.94%)
  • Pain (245 people, 8.58%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (238 people, 8.34%)
  • High Blood Pressure (219 people, 7.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Spiriva (754 people, 26.41%)
  • Lasix (585 people, 20.49%)
  • Albuterol (568 people, 19.89%)
  • Zometa (525 people, 18.39%)
  • Aspirin (496 people, 17.37%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (945 people, 33.10%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (882 people, 30.89%)
  • Pain (728 people, 25.50%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (646 people, 22.63%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (550 people, 19.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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