Could Prednisone cause Cough - from FDA reports


Summary

Cough 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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 6,965 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,635 users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 133,638 Cough patients).

On Dec, 19, 2016

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 6,965 people (3.09%) have Cough


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Cough?

Time on Prednisone when people have Cough *:

  • < 1 month: 46.75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.66 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.6 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.6 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.23 %
  • 10+ years: 2.16 %

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 66.66 %
  • male: 33.34 %

Age of people who have Cough when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.25 %
  • 2-9: 1.16 %
  • 10-19: 3.01 %
  • 20-29: 3.82 %
  • 30-39: 7.79 %
  • 40-49: 13.11 %
  • 50-59: 23.11 %
  • 60+: 47.74 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,541 people, 22.12%)
  • Asthma (842 people, 12.09%)
  • High Blood Pressure (482 people, 6.92%)
  • Pain (425 people, 6.10%)
  • Osteoporosis (326 people, 4.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,271 people, 18.25%)
  • Humira (1,027 people, 14.75%)
  • Folic Acid (776 people, 11.14%)
  • Enbrel (680 people, 9.76%)
  • Singulair (598 people, 8.59%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (2,149 people, 30.85%)
  • Fever (1,576 people, 22.63%)
  • Fatigue (1,489 people, 21.38%)
  • Nausea (1,125 people, 16.15%)
  • Chest Pain (1,080 people, 15.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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