Review: could Prednisone cause Fainting?
Summary: Fainting 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 Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. We study 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,682 have Fainting. Find out below who they are, when they have Fainting and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,165 Prednisone users)
Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 49,839 Fainting patients)
On Apr, 26, 2015: 146,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,682 people (1.15%) have Fainting.
Time on Prednisone when people have Fainting * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Fainting when taking Prednisone * :
Age of people who have Fainting when taking Prednisone * :
Severity of Fainting when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Fainting ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (183 people, 10.88%)
- Multiple myeloma (141 people, 8.38%)
- Osteoporosis (139 people, 8.26%)
- Pain (134 people, 7.97%)
- Hypertension (126 people, 7.49%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (443 people, 26.34%)
- Prednisone tab (435 people, 25.86%)
- Zometa (245 people, 14.57%)
- Lasix (241 people, 14.33%)
- Coumadin (211 people, 12.54%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (11 months ago):
I have had crohns disease since 1990 and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 3 years ago. I have osteoarthritis, fibromyalga, hypothyroid since 1980. I just recently started experiencing lightheadedness, dizziness, headaches,feeling faint and feeling as if i was going to be sick to my stomach all at the same time about 2 weeks ago. I am under a little stress, my cousin just passed away. I am also on 30 mg's of prednisone and have been since the end of April 2014
From this study (1 year ago):
Several months after starting xarelto short term memory losses became annoying, just normal things, but seemed more often. Now I have to write everything down and daughter has to go to appts with me because I can't remember what to say or what doctor said to do.
Have "fainted" 3 times unexpectedly, with no warning at all,and no memory,just what people around me say happened.
None of this happened until after I was put on xarelto.
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