Who have Constipation with Prednisone?


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 Multiple myeloma . We study 139,359 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 231,601 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,346 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

139,359 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: 52.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.34 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.16 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.05 %
  • 10+ years: 1.53 %

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 of Constipation **:

  • 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 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%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Prednisone, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Osteoporosis (215 people, 9.66%)
  • High Blood Pressure (140 people, 6.29%)
  • Depression (128 people, 5.75%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (763 people, 34.28%)
  • Nausea (683 people, 30.68%)
  • Fatigue (672 people, 30.19%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (636 people, 28.57%)
  • Weakness (635 people, 28.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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