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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, 222 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 150,145 Prednisone users)

Dementia

Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 12,434 Dementia patients)

On Apr, 18, 2015: 146,809 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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