Could Prednisone cause Constipation - from FDA reports
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 . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 3,509 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,635 users)
Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,548 Constipation patients).
On Dec, 17, 2016
225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,509 people (1.56%) have Constipation
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Prednisone when people have Constipation *:
- < 1 month: 51.53 %
- 1 - 6 months: 27.61 %
- 6 - 12 months: 6.13 %
- 1 - 2 years: 2.45 %
- 2 - 5 years: 5.52 %
- 5 - 10 years: 1.23 %
- 10+ years: 5.52 %
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Prednisone *:
- female: 58.45 %
- male: 41.55 %
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Prednisone *:
- 0-1: 0.04 %
- 2-9: 0.91 %
- 10-19: 3.39 %
- 20-29: 2.99 %
- 30-39: 7.21 %
- 40-49: 10.63 %
- 50-59: 20.71 %
- 60+: 54.13 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Myeloma (419 people, 11.94%)
- Pain (372 people, 10.60%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (284 people, 8.09%)
- Osteoporosis (273 people, 7.78%)
- High Blood Pressure (220 people, 6.27%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zometa (753 people, 21.46%)
- Aspirin (473 people, 13.48%)
- Aredia (470 people, 13.39%)
- Lasix (450 people, 12.82%)
- Methotrexate (400 people, 11.40%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Pain (1,096 people, 31.23%)
- Nausea (1,096 people, 31.23%)
- Fatigue (1,058 people, 30.15%)
- Weakness (939 people, 26.76%)
- Diarrhea (905 people, 25.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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