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 High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Heart attack with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 247,408 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 20, 2017

247,408 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,324 people (1.34%) have Heart attack


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Heart attack?

Time on Prednisone when people have Heart attack *:

  • < 1 month: 41.98 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.73 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.88 %
  • 10+ years: 0.62 %

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

  • female: 51.79 %
  • male: 48.21 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.45 %
  • 20-29: 2.06 %
  • 30-39: 3.56 %
  • 40-49: 8.73 %
  • 50-59: 22.26 %
  • 60+: 62.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (221 people, 6.65%)
  • Pain (197 people, 5.93%)
  • Osteoporosis (162 people, 4.87%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (143 people, 4.30%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (140 people, 4.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (459 people, 13.81%)
  • Methotrexate (445 people, 13.39%)
  • Lasix (378 people, 11.37%)
  • Plavix (362 people, 10.89%)
  • Lipitor (348 people, 10.47%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (435 people, 13.09%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (431 people, 12.97%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (380 people, 11.43%)
  • Pain (369 people, 11.10%)
  • Pneumonia (365 people, 10.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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