Prednisone and High blood pressure - from FDA reports


Summary

High blood pressure 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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 7,317 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,666 users)

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 493,427 High blood pressure patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 7,317 people (3.25%) have High Blood Pressure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause High blood pressure?

Time on Prednisone when people have High Blood Pressure *:

  • < 1 month: 44.01 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.62 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.74 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.15 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.77 %
  • 10+ years: 4.21 %

Gender of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 65.57 %
  • male: 34.43 %

Age of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.24 %
  • 2-9: 1.29 %
  • 10-19: 2.81 %
  • 20-29: 3.87 %
  • 30-39: 7.31 %
  • 40-49: 13.22 %
  • 50-59: 23.71 %
  • 60+: 47.56 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,693 people, 23.14%)
  • Pain (539 people, 7.37%)
  • Osteoporosis (539 people, 7.37%)
  • Asthma (526 people, 7.19%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (281 people, 3.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,132 people, 15.47%)
  • Aspirin (763 people, 10.43%)
  • Folic Acid (712 people, 9.73%)
  • Humira (675 people, 9.23%)
  • Lasix (645 people, 8.82%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (1,454 people, 19.87%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (1,393 people, 19.04%)
  • Pain (1,331 people, 18.19%)
  • Nausea (1,277 people, 17.45%)
  • Headache (1,250 people, 17.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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