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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 146,660 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,771 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,999 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,112,588 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Nov, 12, 2014: 146,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 5,771 people (3.93%) 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
Diarrhea52.49%28.55%7.00%2.95%4.79%0.74%3.50%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea62.78%37.22%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.25%1.17%3.21%6.71%8.99%13.63%23.03%43.02%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%64.52%25.81%9.68%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea6.25%18.75%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (839 people, 14.54%)
  2. Crohn's disease (650 people, 11.26%)
  3. Pain (580 people, 10.05%)
  4. Hypertension (502 people, 8.70%)
  5. Osteoporosis (446 people, 7.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (1,868 people, 32.37%)
  2. Aspirin (996 people, 17.26%)
  3. Humira (939 people, 16.27%)
  4. Methotrexate (885 people, 15.34%)
  5. Folic acid (878 people, 15.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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