Could Prednisone cause Death - from FDA reports
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 Lasix, and have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 5,557 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,635 users)
Death has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, chronic myeloid leukaemia, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 343,988 Death patients).
On Dec, 19, 2016
225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 5,557 people (2.47%) have Death
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Prednisone when people have Death *:
- < 1 month: 28.83 %
- 1 - 6 months: 39.94 %
- 6 - 12 months: 12.01 %
- 1 - 2 years: 8.11 %
- 2 - 5 years: 5.11 %
- 5 - 10 years: 3.3 %
- 10+ years: 2.7 %
Gender of people who have Death when taking Prednisone *:
- female: 46.1 %
- male: 53.9 %
Age of people who have Death when taking Prednisone *:
- 0-1: 0.25 %
- 2-9: 0.25 %
- 10-19: 1.29 %
- 20-29: 2.59 %
- 30-39: 3.57 %
- 40-49: 8.16 %
- 50-59: 16.54 %
- 60+: 67.33 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (524 people, 9.43%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (505 people, 9.09%)
- Multiple Myeloma (454 people, 8.17%)
- Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (261 people, 4.70%)
- Prostate Cancer (260 people, 4.68%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lasix (590 people, 10.62%)
- Methotrexate (498 people, 8.96%)
- Cyclophosphamide (472 people, 8.49%)
- Aspirin (415 people, 7.47%)
- Folic Acid (392 people, 7.05%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Pain (521 people, 9.38%)
- Breathing Difficulty (505 people, 9.09%)
- Fatigue (465 people, 8.37%)
- Weakness (461 people, 8.30%)
- Pneumonia (442 people, 7.95%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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