Review: could Prednisone cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 146,485 people who take Prednisone. Among them, 2,440 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,621 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, asthma. Commonly reported side effects of Prednisone include fever, nausea aggravated, nausea, weakness, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Constipation (latest reports from 494,485 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 19, 2014: 140,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 2,329 people (1.66%) have Constipation.
Time on Prednisone when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Prednisone * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Prednisone * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (351 people, 15.07%)
- Multiple myeloma (346 people, 14.86%)
- Osteoporosis (231 people, 9.92%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (186 people, 7.99%)
- Depression (179 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (651 people, 27.95%)
- Prednisone tab (650 people, 27.91%)
- Aspirin (601 people, 25.81%)
- Aredia (416 people, 17.86%)
- Folic acid (385 people, 16.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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