Prednisone and Fluid retention - from FDA reports


Summary

Fluid retention is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Lasix, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 963 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention 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)

Fluid Retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 35,419 Fluid retention patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 963 people (0.43%) have Fluid Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Fluid retention?

Time on Prednisone when people have Fluid Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.79 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.05 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 21.05 %

Gender of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 64.54 %
  • male: 35.46 %

Age of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.13 %
  • 10-19: 1.85 %
  • 20-29: 2.51 %
  • 30-39: 5.15 %
  • 40-49: 14.25 %
  • 50-59: 23.09 %
  • 60+: 53.03 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (115 people, 11.94%)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (109 people, 11.32%)
  • Pain (52 people, 5.40%)
  • High Blood Pressure (49 people, 5.09%)
  • Depression (43 people, 4.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (194 people, 20.15%)
  • Letairis (93 people, 9.66%)
  • Humira (89 people, 9.24%)
  • Folic Acid (79 people, 8.20%)
  • Coumadin (71 people, 7.37%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (219 people, 22.74%)
  • Weight Increased (199 people, 20.66%)
  • Fatigue (159 people, 16.51%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (149 people, 15.47%)
  • Nausea (113 people, 11.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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