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Review: could Prednisone cause Fluid retention?

Summary: Fluid retention could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 517 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,701 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Fluid retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 89,064 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, primary pulmonary hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 517 people (0.35%) have Fluid Retention. They amount to 0.58% of all the 88,823 people who have Fluid Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fluid retention in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Fluid retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fluid retention10.00%35.00%20.00%15.00%5.00%0.00%15.00%

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

FemaleMale
Fluid retention60.89%39.11%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fluid retention0.00%0.42%2.11%3.17%4.86%15.22%22.20%52.01%

Severity of Fluid retention when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fluid retention0.00%28.57%57.14%14.29%

How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fluid retention0.00%66.67%33.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (60 people, 11.61%)
  2. Fluid retention (36 people, 6.96%)
  3. Blood pressure (31 people, 6.00%)
  4. Prostate cancer metastatic (28 people, 5.42%)
  5. Hypertension (28 people, 5.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (160 people, 30.95%)
  2. Lasix (130 people, 25.15%)
  3. Aspirin (90 people, 17.41%)
  4. Humira (64 people, 12.38%)
  5. Folic acid (60 people, 11.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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