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Review: could Prednisone cause Dementia?

Summary: Dementia 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 Prednisone tab, and have Multiple myeloma. We study 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 241 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,165 Prednisone users)

Dementia

Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 12,438 Dementia patients)

On May, 19, 2015: 146,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 241 people (0.16%) have Dementia.

Trend of Dementia in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Dementia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dementia47.06%35.29%0.00%5.88%0.00%0.00%11.76%

Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Dementia56.63%43.37%

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dementia0.00%0.00%2.70%0.00%1.35%5.86%5.86%84.23%

Severity of Dementia when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dementia0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dementia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dementia0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (37 people, 15.35%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (32 people, 13.28%)
  3. Hypercalcaemia of malignancy (17 people, 7.05%)
  4. Anxiety (13 people, 5.39%)
  5. Metastases to bone (12 people, 4.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (76 people, 31.54%)
  2. Aredia (75 people, 31.12%)
  3. Aspirin (75 people, 31.12%)
  4. Coumadin (63 people, 26.14%)
  5. Zometa (62 people, 25.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • During the past five years all of my relationships have become strained and most are currently non-existent. I have occasional outbursts where I become extremely angry and often scream and yell at those around me. I am also, and have been, for ten or more years very emotional, crying at the slightest thing from conversations to TV shows. The depression has also worsened over the past several years to the point that I no longer enjoy leaving my house for any reason and when I have no alternative but to go into public, I do so and get home as quickly as possible. In addition to the depressed mood and anger outbursts, I suffer from chronic fatigue that is so severe I can go an entire week without leaving my rocking chair, going so far as to not even want to shower. I am obsessive about things as well, so much so that if I begin watching a TV series, I can not stop until ALL episodes are watched, even if it is hundreds of episodes. I used to work out in a gym, have friends, a career and now I have NOTHING left. Even my relationships with my adult children (ages 19 and 20) are strained and both of my children have been asked by me to leave my home and move out which is totally out of character for me as I was a single mom who raised them myself, always having a very close relationship with them both. Now, I barely EVER speak to either of them on the phone and even less in person. The stress in my life is also very real. I was divorced after ten years due to my first husband cheating on me multiple times after which he left and started a family with the woman he cheated with, never coming back to even see his children. After that I dated a drunk for three years and then separated only to end up marrying a man who I thought was in recovery from heroin addiction but actually he began using again. Prior to the deterioration of my second marriage, my second husband had 9 strokes in a 3 month span after which he was diagnosed with CADASILL, leaving me to raise my two children and be a step-mother to his two children whose mother HATED me. In addition, I come from a family with an older brother who is an alcoholic and a second brother who is a cocaine/heroin addict who is often times verbally abusive to all of those around him. My mother and father are elderly; however, my mother has always been a enabler, choosing to ignore their bad behavior, often times "siding" with them. However, due to their old age and the fact that I am the only child who does not suffer from a substance abuse problem, I must always be their caretaker. Finally, I have an older sister who was diagnosed with MR as a child and I also take care of her both as a job and as a sister. This puts considerable stress on me and often times all of this drama leaves me feeling stressed out and angry and exhausted. Recently, I went off of the MS Contin and only take the water pills on an every other day basis.

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    julie on Mar, 4, 2014:

    ,i will be honest with you,and not lie,no reason too,you better get a grip on your own life,some kind of enjoyment every other day,you are a finatic hung up on issues,but you should not take it out on your childeren,not their fault you are such a bad person in your own mind,you can change all this,or you can drown in it,pray about it,ask god to help you,you need to change your outlook your attitude,and you need to meet people get out,stop blaming your family get with it,stop being a baby,be a soldier,pray,eat,sleep,work,have enjoy life,one day,you will be out of here,you need to get a grip on your life,family are druggies,get away from them,change your world you know how to do it,with gods help,get rid of the attitude,and stop blaming your kids,your fault,do something about it,get your hormones checked too while you are at it.,but stop blaming people around you,you are you,you can change you,and be a better person,or you can just die with an attitude,you are what you do and eat,you can procrastinate,and roll in the muck,or do something about it,stop blaming others and hurting others,change your life,abc,,123

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