Review: could Prednisone cause Fluid Retention?


Fluid retention is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 135,586 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 500 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 169,045 users)

Fluid Retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 23,045 Fluid retention patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

135,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 500 people (0.37%) have Fluid Retention

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Fluid retention?

Time on Prednisone when people have Fluid Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.75 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.75 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 12.5 %

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

  • female: 63.88 %
  • male: 36.12 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.19 %
  • 20-29: 2.43 %
  • 30-39: 5.6 %
  • 40-49: 13.87 %
  • 50-59: 24.57 %
  • 60+: 51.34 %

Severity if Fluid Retention when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 25.0 %
  • severe: 62.5 %
  • most severe: 12.5 %

How people recovered from Fluid Retention **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (57 people)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (38 people)
  • Pain (25 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (24 people)
  • Hypertension (22 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (107 people)
  • Folic Acid (63 people)
  • Humira (54 people)
  • Aspirin (50 people)
  • Furosemide (48 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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