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Review: could Prednisone cause Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

We study 146,553 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,848 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 (latest outcomes from 149,861 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe) (latest reports from 207,864 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, depression.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 146,523 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,848 people (1.26%) have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. They amount to 0.89% of all the 207,686 people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on eHealthMe.

Trend of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease64.46%7.83%7.83%3.61%9.04%3.61%3.61%

Gender of people who have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease54.50%45.50%

Age of people who have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease1.02%0.00%0.00%0.13%0.90%5.50%21.23%71.23%

Severity of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (339 people, 18.34%)
  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (252 people, 13.64%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (216 people, 11.69%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (197 people, 10.66%)
  5. Hypertension (178 people, 9.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (601 people, 32.52%)
  2. Prednisone tab (577 people, 31.22%)
  3. Spiriva (546 people, 29.55%)
  4. Albuterol (534 people, 28.90%)
  5. Zometa (476 people, 25.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    aimhigh4once on Jul, 2, 2014:

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  • I was on a combination of Depakote ER, Birth control, and Prednisone and gained 40lbs in a matter of two months. I went from being a normal weight of 125 at 5'3" to 165 plus. The symptom that was the worst was that my size C breasts went from that to a DD and now a DDD. It is very uncomfortable and I have back problems so that does not help.
    I found info at one time that said the birth control tricks your body into thinking it is pregnant and then the Depakote ER expands your breasts in a reaction of the two meds. I need to know if one of these or two or all of these meds induced my larger breasts. Thank you!

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