Prednisone and 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 Lasix, and have Non-hodgkin's lymphoma. This review analyzes which people have Death with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 239,595 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 30, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 5,915 people (2.47%) have Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Death?

Time on Prednisone when people have Death *:

  • < 1 month: 31.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 39.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.62 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.99 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.52 %
  • 10+ years: 2.64 %

Gender of people who have Death when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 45.9 %
  • male: 54.1 %

Age of people who have Death when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.24 %
  • 2-9: 0.26 %
  • 10-19: 1.25 %
  • 20-29: 2.46 %
  • 30-39: 3.39 %
  • 40-49: 7.81 %
  • 50-59: 16.32 %
  • 60+: 68.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (581 people, 9.82%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (542 people, 9.16%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (471 people, 7.96%)
  • Prostate Cancer (287 people, 4.85%)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (282 people, 4.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (616 people, 10.41%)
  • Methotrexate (500 people, 8.45%)
  • Cyclophosphamide (472 people, 7.98%)
  • Aspirin (415 people, 7.02%)
  • Folic Acid (392 people, 6.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (529 people, 8.94%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (528 people, 8.93%)
  • Fatigue (490 people, 8.28%)
  • Weakness (484 people, 8.18%)
  • Pneumonia (463 people, 7.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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