Could Prednisone cause Fainting - from FDA reports


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 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 2,258 have Fainting. Find out below who they are, when they have Fainting and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,635 users)

Fainting

Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, primary pulmonary hypertension (latest reports from 69,946 Fainting patients).

On Dec, 19, 2016

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,258 people (1.0%) have Fainting


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Fainting?

Time on Prednisone when people have Fainting *:

  • < 1 month: 59.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.02 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.32 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.38 %
  • 10+ years: 2.38 %

Gender of people who have Fainting when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 56.39 %
  • male: 43.61 %

Age of people who have Fainting when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.21 %
  • 10-19: 2.92 %
  • 20-29: 4.88 %
  • 30-39: 5.78 %
  • 40-49: 9.38 %
  • 50-59: 17.92 %
  • 60+: 58.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (286 people, 12.67%)
  • High Blood Pressure (175 people, 7.75%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (174 people, 7.71%)
  • Pain (162 people, 7.17%)
  • Osteoporosis (156 people, 6.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (321 people, 14.22%)
  • Zometa (290 people, 12.84%)
  • Lasix (277 people, 12.27%)
  • Methotrexate (268 people, 11.87%)
  • Aredia (245 people, 10.85%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (531 people, 23.52%)
  • Dizziness (519 people, 22.98%)
  • Fall (499 people, 22.10%)
  • Nausea (498 people, 22.05%)
  • Pain (472 people, 20.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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