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Review: could Prednisone cause Fluid retention?

We study 146,589 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 149,937 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 90,556 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 146,589 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 517 people (0.35%) have Fluid Retention.

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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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I thought i was having a bronchitis episode from my copd to i took amoxicillin and prednesone, a week later i wasnt getting better so went to my doc, turns out it was pneumonia, so he put me on levofloxacin a few days later i noticed major swelling in my legs and he fact they were turning super red, back to the doctor who now says i have cellulitis, so he gives me cephalexin and furosemide, now 7 days later the redness in the legs is a tad bit better, but i still have the burning tingling and pins and needles and the water retention has gone down NONE... any thoughts to what is causing this??

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