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Review: could Prednisone cause Hiccups?

Summary: Hiccups is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 146,809 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 78 have Hiccups. Find out below who they are, when they have Hiccups and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,135 Prednisone users)

Hiccups

Hiccups (an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs, with a sudden closure of the glottis and a sound like a cough) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, pain, multiple myeloma, quit smoking. (latest reports from 3,540 Hiccups patients)

On Mar, 26, 2015: 146,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 78 people (0.05%) have Hiccups.

Trend of Hiccups in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Hiccups * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hiccups58.82%11.76%0.00%11.76%17.65%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hiccups when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Hiccups11.69%88.31%

Age of people who have Hiccups when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hiccups0.00%1.41%1.41%1.41%9.86%15.49%11.27%59.15%

Severity of Hiccups when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hiccups0.00%42.86%42.86%14.29%

How people recovered from Hiccups ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hiccups0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (17 people, 21.79%)
  2. Trismus (14 people, 17.95%)
  3. Constipation (11 people, 14.10%)
  4. Osteoporosis (4 people, 5.13%)
  5. Renal transplant (4 people, 5.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (29 people, 37.18%)
  2. Zometa (28 people, 35.90%)
  3. Prilosec (27 people, 34.62%)
  4. Zoloft (26 people, 33.33%)
  5. Demerol (25 people, 32.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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