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 146,763 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 has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,066 Prednisone users)
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 52,054 Heart pounding patients)
On Jan, 13, 2015: 146,707 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,367 people (0.93%) have Heart Pounding.
Time on Prednisone when people have Heart pounding * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Heart pounding||63.41%||10.98%||6.10%||4.88%||4.88%||8.54%||1.22% |
Gender of people who have Heart pounding when taking Prednisone * :
|Heart pounding||75.87%||24.13% |
Age of people who have Heart pounding when taking Prednisone * :
|Heart pounding||0.00%||0.16%||1.44%||6.74%||14.04%||14.61%||19.82%||43.18% |
Severity of Heart pounding when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Heart pounding||18.18%||59.09%||18.18%||4.55% |
How people recovered from Heart pounding ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Heart pounding||0.00%||80.00%||20.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (133 people, 9.73%)
- Osteoporosis (112 people, 8.19%)
- Pain (72 people, 5.27%)
- Asthma (62 people, 4.54%)
- Crohn's disease (46 people, 3.37%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (349 people, 25.53%)
- Aspirin (186 people, 13.61%)
- Lipitor (169 people, 12.36%)
- Folic acid (167 people, 12.22%)
- Albuterol (161 people, 11.78%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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get checked for celiac disease.Google it and you will start finding all links to what you are suffering from can cause dementia also.
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