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Review: could Prednisone cause Heart pounding (Heart palpitations)?





Summary: Heart pounding 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 Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,686 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,367 have Heart pounding. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart pounding and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 150,015 users)

Heart pounding

Heart pounding (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.(latest reports from Heart pounding 51,983 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 146,686 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,367 people (0.93%) have Heart Pounding.

Trend of Heart pounding in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Heart pounding * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart pounding63.41%10.98%6.10%4.88%4.88%8.54%1.22%

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

FemaleMale
Heart pounding75.87%24.13%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart pounding0.00%0.16%1.44%6.74%14.04%14.61%19.82%43.18%

Severity of Heart pounding when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart pounding18.18%59.09%18.18%4.55%

How people recovered from Heart pounding ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart pounding0.00%80.00%20.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (133 people, 9.73%)
  2. Osteoporosis (112 people, 8.19%)
  3. Pain (72 people, 5.27%)
  4. Asthma (62 people, 4.54%)
  5. Crohn's disease (46 people, 3.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (349 people, 25.53%)
  2. Aspirin (186 people, 13.61%)
  3. Lipitor (169 people, 12.36%)
  4. Folic acid (167 people, 12.22%)
  5. Albuterol (161 people, 11.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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