Prednisone and Heart attack - from FDA reports


Summary

Heart attack 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 Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 3,141 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,675 users)

Heart Attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 193,916 Heart attack patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,141 people (1.39%) have Heart Attack


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Heart attack?

Time on Prednisone when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 40.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.46 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.49 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.43 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.46 %
  • 10+ years: 0.68 %

Gender of people who have Heart Attack when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 51.28 %
  • male: 48.72 %

Age of people who have Heart Attack when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.48 %
  • 20-29: 2.11 %
  • 30-39: 3.66 %
  • 40-49: 9.07 %
  • 50-59: 22.24 %
  • 60+: 62.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (603 people, 19.20%)
  • High Blood Pressure (204 people, 6.49%)
  • Pain (186 people, 5.92%)
  • Osteoporosis (159 people, 5.06%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (140 people, 4.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (459 people, 14.61%)
  • Methotrexate (445 people, 14.17%)
  • Lasix (365 people, 11.62%)
  • Folic Acid (345 people, 10.98%)
  • Plavix (341 people, 10.86%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (418 people, 13.31%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (415 people, 13.21%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (370 people, 11.78%)
  • Pain (348 people, 11.08%)
  • Pneumonia (343 people, 10.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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