Review: could Prednisone cause Flushing (Skin blushing/flushing)?
Summary: Flushing is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Remicade, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 146,792 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 863 have Flushing. Find out below who they are, when they have Flushing 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)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia. (latest reports from 45,066 Flushing patients)
On Feb, 13, 2015: 146,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 864 people (0.59%) have Flushing.
Time on Prednisone when people have Flushing * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Flushing when taking Prednisone * :
Age of people who have Flushing when taking Prednisone * :
Severity of Flushing when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Flushing ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (126 people, 14.58%)
- Asthma (69 people, 7.99%)
- Crohn's disease (60 people, 6.94%)
- Hypertension (48 people, 5.56%)
- Osteoporosis (45 people, 5.21%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Remicade (260 people, 30.09%)
- Prednisone tab (195 people, 22.57%)
- Methotrexate (127 people, 14.70%)
- Folic acid (110 people, 12.73%)
- Aspirin (106 people, 12.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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