Review: could Prednisone cause High blood pressure?
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 Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 146,792 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,508 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,111 Prednisone users)
High blood pressure
High blood pressure has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 329,651 High blood pressure patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 146,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 4,508 people (3.07%) have High Blood Pressure.
Time on Prednisone when people have High blood pressure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|High blood pressure||38.43%||23.82%||9.66%||17.30%||3.37%||5.17%||2.25% |
Gender of people who have High blood pressure when taking Prednisone * :
|High blood pressure||67.04%||32.96% |
Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Prednisone * :
|High blood pressure||0.09%||1.26%||3.10%||3.66%||7.62%||13.10%||28.49%||42.69% |
Severity of High blood pressure when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High blood pressure||16.13%||51.61%||22.58%||9.68% |
How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|High blood pressure||5.26%||36.84%||57.89% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (897 people, 19.90%)
- Osteoporosis (668 people, 14.82%)
- Hypertension (431 people, 9.56%)
- Pain (387 people, 8.58%)
- Multiple myeloma (246 people, 5.46%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (1,324 people, 29.37%)
- Aspirin (905 people, 20.08%)
- Methotrexate (721 people, 15.99%)
- Fosamax (686 people, 15.22%)
- Folic acid (659 people, 14.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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This was the only drug I was taking other than low-dose aspirin 3x/week.
Within 2 days I began coughing, as though something was deep in my lungs; became long severe coughing fits than threw out my back, sore all over. Then began runny nose, exhaustion, occasional mild chest pain. Not connecting the dots, after a month of this I returned to my dr., who prescribed an antibiotic and inhaler, saying I had asthma! After a week starting feeling worse, sore throat and sore lungs from coughing, in bed from exhaustion.
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peanuts on Mar, 31, 2010:
my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????
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Just ask John Belushi
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