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Review: could Prednisone cause Cough?

Summary: Cough could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,194 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,701 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Cough

Cough (latest reports from 482,867 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 4,208 people (2.87%) have Cough. They amount to 0.87% of all the 481,248 people who have Cough on eHealthMe.

Trend of Cough in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Cough * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cough34.18%28.53%8.19%20.34%1.41%5.65%1.69%

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Cough66.33%33.67%

Age of people who have Cough when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cough0.17%1.36%2.90%3.27%8.55%12.90%26.75%44.11%

Severity of Cough when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Cough0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Cough ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Cough0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (867 people, 20.60%)
  2. Osteoporosis (532 people, 12.64%)
  3. Asthma (404 people, 9.60%)
  4. Pain (308 people, 7.32%)
  5. Hypertension (272 people, 6.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (1,176 people, 27.95%)
  2. Methotrexate (871 people, 20.70%)
  3. Folic acid (735 people, 17.47%)
  4. Humira (710 people, 16.87%)
  5. Aspirin (635 people, 15.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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