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 146,792 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,681 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 150,111 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 49,816 Fainting patients)
On Feb, 24, 2015: 146,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,681 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, 10.89%)
- Multiple myeloma (141 people, 8.39%)
- Osteoporosis (139 people, 8.27%)
- Pain (134 people, 7.97%)
- Hypertension (126 people, 7.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (443 people, 26.35%)
- Prednisone tab (435 people, 25.88%)
- Zometa (245 people, 14.57%)
- Lasix (241 people, 14.34%)
- Coumadin (211 people, 12.55%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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