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Review: could Prednisone cause Foot, leg, and ankle swelling?

Summary: Foot, leg, and ankle swelling could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Cymbalta, and have Swelling of the ankles - feet - legs.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling and more.

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Prednisone

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

Foot, leg, and ankle swelling

Foot, leg, and ankle swelling (latest reports from 3,390 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, pain, gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 12 people (0.01%) have Foot, Leg, And Ankle Swelling. They amount to 0.36% of all the 3,354 people who have Foot, Leg, And Ankle Swelling on eHealthMe.

Trend of Foot, leg, and ankle swelling in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling9.09%18.18%0.00%27.27%18.18%18.18%9.09%

Gender of people who have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling75.00%25.00%

Age of people who have Foot, leg, and ankle swelling when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%0.00%16.67%41.67%25.00%

Severity of Foot, leg, and ankle swelling when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling16.67%16.67%58.33%8.33%

How people recovered from Foot, leg, and ankle swelling ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Foot, leg, and ankle swelling0.00%10.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Swelling of the ankles - feet - legs (3 people, 25.00%)
  2. Crohn's disease (3 people, 25.00%)
  3. High blood pressure (2 people, 16.67%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (2 people, 16.67%)
  5. Ankylosing spondylitis (1 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (3 people, 25.00%)
  2. Lasix (2 people, 16.67%)
  3. Losartan (2 people, 16.67%)
  4. Protonix (2 people, 16.67%)
  5. Vitamin d (2 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • i am taking these medicines for proteinurea but since last 1-2 weeks i'm having trouble breathing sometimes.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • crohn's disease diagnosed 5 months ago

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • tapering off prednisone at 7.5 mg started 2nddose of remicade . Not sure if related but profuse sweating. Work as casino dealer and after sitting 30 minutes seat of pants soaked head and face dripping

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