Could Prednisone cause Diarrhea - from FDA reports


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 Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 139,361 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 5,557 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 Prednisone 231,601 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,507 Diarrhea patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

139,361 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 5,557 people (3.99%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Diarrhea?

Time on Prednisone when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 44.2 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.39 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.66 %
  • 10+ years: 3.04 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 63.15 %
  • male: 36.85 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.24 %
  • 2-9: 1.23 %
  • 10-19: 3.23 %
  • 20-29: 6.0 %
  • 30-39: 8.49 %
  • 40-49: 14.51 %
  • 50-59: 23.25 %
  • 60+: 43.06 %

Severity of Diarrhea **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 59.52 %
  • severe: 23.81 %
  • most severe: 16.67 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (877 people, 15.78%)
  • Methotrexate (740 people, 13.32%)
  • Folic Acid (703 people, 12.65%)
  • Aspirin (608 people, 10.94%)
  • Lasix (541 people, 9.74%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (491 people, 8.84%)
  • Osteoporosis (394 people, 7.09%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (294 people, 5.29%)
  • Depression (291 people, 5.24%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (1,733 people, 31.19%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (1,597 people, 28.74%)
  • Fatigue (1,212 people, 21.81%)
  • Fever (1,116 people, 20.08%)
  • Abdominal Pain (1,030 people, 18.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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