Prednisone and 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 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 9,964 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 231,675 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,676 Diarrhea patients).

On Feb, 23, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 9,964 people (4.42%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Diarrhea?

Time on Prednisone when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 45.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.57 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.32 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.95 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.16 %
  • 10+ years: 2.34 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 63.31 %
  • male: 36.69 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.31 %
  • 2-9: 1.07 %
  • 10-19: 3.12 %
  • 20-29: 5.71 %
  • 30-39: 7.91 %
  • 40-49: 13.33 %
  • 50-59: 22.68 %
  • 60+: 45.88 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,492 people, 14.97%)
  • Crohn's Disease (1,091 people, 10.95%)
  • High Blood Pressure (843 people, 8.46%)
  • Pain (771 people, 7.74%)
  • Osteoporosis (532 people, 5.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (1,631 people, 16.37%)
  • Methotrexate (1,275 people, 12.80%)
  • Folic Acid (905 people, 9.08%)
  • Lasix (865 people, 8.68%)
  • Aspirin (827 people, 8.30%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (2,960 people, 29.71%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (2,664 people, 26.74%)
  • Fatigue (2,085 people, 20.93%)
  • Fever (1,800 people, 18.07%)
  • Abdominal Pain (1,686 people, 16.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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