Could Prednisone cause Dementia - from FDA reports


Summary

Dementia is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aredia, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 139,362 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 197 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 Prednisone 231,601 users)

Dementia

Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 18,305 Dementia patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

139,362 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 197 people (0.14%) have Dementia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Dementia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Dementia *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 25.0 %

Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 54.17 %
  • male: 45.83 %

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.98 %
  • 20-29: 0.6 %
  • 30-39: 1.19 %
  • 40-49: 6.55 %
  • 50-59: 7.74 %
  • 60+: 80.95 %

Severity of Dementia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 80 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aredia (62 people, 31.47%)
  • Zometa (53 people, 26.90%)
  • Levaquin (51 people, 25.89%)
  • Aspirin (48 people, 24.37%)
  • Dexamethasone (45 people, 22.84%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Myeloma (28 people, 14.21%)
  • Metastases To Bone (18 people, 9.14%)
  • Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (12 people, 6.09%)
  • Osteoporosis (10 people, 5.08%)
  • Breast Cancer (10 people, 5.08%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (82 people, 41.62%)
  • Pain (81 people, 41.12%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (71 people, 36.04%)
  • Depression (68 people, 34.52%)
  • Fatigue (66 people, 33.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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