Could Prednisone cause Hiccups - from FDA reports


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 Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 108 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 Prednisone 231,643 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 multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, quit smoking, pain, type 2 diabetes (latest reports from 5,139 Hiccups patients).

On Dec, 29, 2016

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 108 people (0.05%) have Hiccups


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Hiccups?

Time on Prednisone when people have Hiccups *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hiccups when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 13.21 %
  • male: 86.79 %

Age of people who have Hiccups when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.06 %
  • 10-19: 3.19 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.45 %
  • 40-49: 9.57 %
  • 50-59: 19.15 %
  • 60+: 59.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (20 people, 18.52%)
  • Trismus (15 people, 13.89%)
  • Constipation (11 people, 10.19%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (6 people, 5.56%)
  • Kidney Transplant (6 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (30 people, 27.78%)
  • Prilosec (28 people, 25.93%)
  • Zoloft (27 people, 25.00%)
  • Versed (26 people, 24.07%)
  • Demerol (26 people, 24.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (51 people, 47.22%)
  • Weakness (33 people, 30.56%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (33 people, 30.56%)
  • Fatigue (33 people, 30.56%)
  • Pain (32 people, 29.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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