Prednisone and Constipation - from FDA reports


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Constipation 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 Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Constipation with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 239,595 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 19, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,738 people (1.56%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Constipation?

Time on Prednisone when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 53.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.49 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.49 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.08 %
  • 10+ years: 5.41 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 58.32 %
  • male: 41.68 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.89 %
  • 10-19: 3.41 %
  • 20-29: 2.82 %
  • 30-39: 7.09 %
  • 40-49: 10.36 %
  • 50-59: 20.34 %
  • 60+: 55.06 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (442 people, 11.82%)
  • Pain (398 people, 10.65%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (320 people, 8.56%)
  • Osteoporosis (276 people, 7.38%)
  • High Blood Pressure (244 people, 6.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (759 people, 20.30%)
  • Aspirin (473 people, 12.65%)
  • Lasix (471 people, 12.60%)
  • Aredia (470 people, 12.57%)
  • Methotrexate (400 people, 10.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,157 people, 30.95%)
  • Pain (1,130 people, 30.23%)
  • Fatigue (1,122 people, 30.02%)
  • Weakness (969 people, 25.92%)
  • Diarrhea (967 people, 25.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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