Review: could Prednisone cause Fluid retention?
Summary: Fluid retention is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 146,792 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 has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,120 Prednisone users)
Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 18,429 Fluid retention patients)
On Feb, 10, 2015: 146,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 517 people (0.35%) have Fluid Retention.
Time on Prednisone when people have Fluid retention * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Fluid retention||10.00%||35.00%||20.00%||15.00%||5.00%||0.00%||15.00% |
Gender of people who have Fluid retention when taking Prednisone * :
|Fluid retention||60.89%||39.11% |
Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Prednisone * :
|Fluid retention||0.00%||0.42%||2.11%||3.17%||4.86%||15.22%||22.20%||52.01% |
Severity of Fluid retention when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Fluid retention||0.00%||28.57%||57.14%||14.29% |
How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Fluid retention||0.00%||66.67%||33.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (60 people, 11.61%)
- Fluid retention (36 people, 6.96%)
- Prostate cancer metastatic (28 people, 5.42%)
- Hypertension (28 people, 5.42%)
- Oedema (28 people, 5.42%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (160 people, 30.95%)
- Lasix (130 people, 25.15%)
- Aspirin (90 people, 17.41%)
- Humira (64 people, 12.38%)
- Folic acid (60 people, 11.61%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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