Review: could Prednisone cause Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?


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 Albuterol, and have Osteoporosis . We study 145,348 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,952 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 147,417 users)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe) has been reported by people with renal glycosuria, amylase decreased, pharyngeal pouch, joint destruction, visual brightness (latest reports from 47,161 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients).

On Jul, 16, 2016

145,348 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,952 people (1.34%) 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: 49.58 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.92 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.61 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.04 %
  • 10+ years: 6.72 %

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

  • female: 55.98 %
  • male: 44.02 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.27 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.13 %
  • 30-39: 0.94 %
  • 40-49: 5.79 %
  • 50-59: 21.6 %
  • 60+: 71.27 %

Severity if Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 75 %
  • not yet: 25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (256 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (198 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (187 people)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (179 people)
  • Pain (136 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Albuterol (476 people)
  • Spiriva (469 people)
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (447 people)
  • Zometa (444 people)
  • Lasix (436 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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