Review: could Prednisone cause Constipation?


Summary

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 Pain . We study 139,330 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,226 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 224,214 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 130,437 Constipation patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

139,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,226 people (1.6%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Constipation?

Time on Prednisone when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 51.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.3 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.27 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.03 %
  • 10+ years: 3.03 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 58.7 %
  • male: 41.3 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 1.21 %
  • 10-19: 2.58 %
  • 20-29: 3.46 %
  • 30-39: 8.28 %
  • 40-49: 11.41 %
  • 50-59: 21.12 %
  • 60+: 51.89 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 6.25 %
  • moderate: 43.75 %
  • severe: 43.75 %
  • most severe: 6.25 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 11.11 %
  • not yet: 88.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (253 people, 11.37%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (229 people, 10.29%)
  • Osteoporosis (215 people, 9.66%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (164 people, 7.37%)
  • Hypertension (137 people, 6.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (572 people, 25.70%)
  • Aredia (370 people, 16.62%)
  • Aspirin (320 people, 14.38%)
  • Lasix (319 people, 14.33%)
  • Neurontin (306 people, 13.75%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (763 people, 34.28%)
  • Nausea (683 people, 30.68%)
  • Fatigue (638 people, 28.66%)
  • Anxiety (615 people, 27.63%)
  • Back Pain (575 people, 25.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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