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Review: could Prednisone cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea 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 Rheumatoid arthritis. We study 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,778 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea 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)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 139,378 Diarrhea patients)

On May, 12, 2015: 146,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 5,778 people (3.94%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea52.82%28.23%7.10%2.91%4.74%0.73%3.46%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea62.81%37.19%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.24%1.19%3.20%6.75%8.99%13.61%23.04%42.97%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%60.53%23.68%15.79%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea9.09%18.18%72.73%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (839 people, 14.52%)
  2. Crohn's disease (650 people, 11.25%)
  3. Pain (580 people, 10.04%)
  4. Hypertension (502 people, 8.69%)
  5. Osteoporosis (446 people, 7.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (1,868 people, 32.33%)
  2. Aspirin (996 people, 17.24%)
  3. Humira (939 people, 16.25%)
  4. Methotrexate (885 people, 15.32%)
  5. Folic acid (879 people, 15.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Day 2of taking prednisone 4 pills a day diarrhea started yesterday today is worse! Have 7more days to go.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Symptoms started 4 days after starting the antibiotic. My doctor treated the side effects with and anti cramping medication which helped but I had to go off if the antibiotics to get better. I've never had a gallbladder attack before taking the meds.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Took steroids for intensely itchy full body rash. Rash did not cease. Last day of prednisone tablets, got nausea sick headache. Second day with black water diaherria, incontinence, can keep no foods in. Will be starting second course prednisone tomorrow. Rash worse than ever.

    Reply

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