Could Prednisone cause Flushing - from FDA reports


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 139,361 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 830 have Flushing. Find out below who they are, when they have Flushing and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,601 users)

Flushing

Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 67,555 Flushing patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

139,361 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 830 people (0.6%) have Flushing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Flushing?

Time on Prednisone when people have Flushing *:

  • < 1 month: 69.39 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.12 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Flushing when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 65.93 %
  • male: 34.07 %

Age of people who have Flushing when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.15 %
  • 2-9: 1.17 %
  • 10-19: 5.43 %
  • 20-29: 7.78 %
  • 30-39: 13.95 %
  • 40-49: 18.06 %
  • 50-59: 19.53 %
  • 60+: 33.92 %

Severity of Flushing **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 62.5 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Remicade (219 people, 26.39%)
  • Methotrexate (113 people, 13.61%)
  • Folic Acid (106 people, 12.77%)
  • Benadryl (85 people, 10.24%)
  • Niaspan (81 people, 9.76%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Prednisone, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (42 people, 5.06%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Breathing Difficulty (174 people, 20.96%)
  • Chest Pain (162 people, 19.52%)
  • Nausea (144 people, 17.35%)
  • Itching (129 people, 15.54%)
  • Infusion Related Reaction (122 people, 14.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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