Could Prednisone cause Death - from FDA reports


Summary

Death is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Vincristine, and have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma . We study 139,359 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 3,258 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death 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)

Death

Death has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, chronic myeloid leukaemia, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 343,987 Death patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

139,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,258 people (2.34%) have Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Death?

Time on Prednisone when people have Death *:

  • < 1 month: 30.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 38.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.59 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.18 %
  • 10+ years: 3.63 %

Gender of people who have Death when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 48.09 %
  • male: 51.91 %

Age of people who have Death when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.24 %
  • 2-9: 0.33 %
  • 10-19: 1.32 %
  • 20-29: 2.59 %
  • 30-39: 4.2 %
  • 40-49: 8.86 %
  • 50-59: 16.93 %
  • 60+: 65.54 %

Severity of Death **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vincristine (483 people, 14.83%)
  • Cyclophosphamide (389 people, 11.94%)
  • Lasix (379 people, 11.63%)
  • Methotrexate (319 people, 9.79%)
  • Aspirin (306 people, 9.39%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (305 people, 9.36%)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (164 people, 5.03%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (388 people, 11.91%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (333 people, 10.22%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (312 people, 9.58%)
  • Pneumonia (287 people, 8.81%)
  • Weakness (274 people, 8.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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