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Review: could Prednisone cause Fainting?

We study 146,581 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

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,890 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Fainting

Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) (latest reports from 318,880 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 18, 2014: 146,560 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,681 people (1.15%) have Fainting. They amount to 0.53% of all the 318,855 people who have Fainting on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fainting in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Fainting * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fainting53.66%26.02%9.76%3.25%0.81%6.50%0.00%

Gender of people who have Fainting when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Fainting52.71%47.29%

Age of people who have Fainting when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fainting0.00%0.18%2.45%4.59%5.70%10.41%16.11%60.56%

Severity of Fainting when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fainting20.00%80.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fainting ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fainting0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (183 people, 10.89%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (141 people, 8.39%)
  3. Osteoporosis (139 people, 8.27%)
  4. Pain (134 people, 7.97%)
  5. Hypertension (126 people, 7.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (443 people, 26.35%)
  2. Prednisone tab (435 people, 25.88%)
  3. Zometa (245 people, 14.57%)
  4. Lasix (241 people, 14.34%)
  5. Coumadin (211 people, 12.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month 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

    Reply

  • From this study (7 months 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • 3/11 eclampsia and unresolved hypertension
    7/12 SVT 210 bpm converted with adenosine; began syncope
    8/12 dx w/ Afib w/ rvr with meds downgraded to aflutter
    11/12 slow pathway cardiac ablation; unsuccessful
    2/13 pulmonary vein ablation successful controlling rhythm, resting rate remains 90-115 bpm
    Left side chest pain radiating to arm jaw neck & back and syncope ongoing

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