Prednisone and Hot flashes - from FDA reports


Summary

Hot flashes is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are 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, 784 have Hot flashes. Find out below who they are, when they have Hot flashes 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)

Hot Flashes

Hot flashes has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, endometriosis, high blood cholesterol, breast cancer, depression (latest reports from 34,473 Hot flashes patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 784 people (0.35%) have Hot Flashes


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Hot flashes?

Time on Prednisone when people have Hot Flashes *:

  • < 1 month: 68.42 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Hot Flashes when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.17 %
  • 10-19: 0.51 %
  • 20-29: 4.38 %
  • 30-39: 7.24 %
  • 40-49: 13.47 %
  • 50-59: 25.59 %
  • 60+: 48.65 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (179 people, 22.83%)
  • Pain (68 people, 8.67%)
  • Depression (68 people, 8.67%)
  • Prostate Cancer (63 people, 8.04%)
  • High Blood Pressure (55 people, 7.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (117 people, 14.92%)
  • Humira (109 people, 13.90%)
  • Zometa (102 people, 13.01%)
  • Oxycontin (84 people, 10.71%)
  • Folic Acid (81 people, 10.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (260 people, 33.16%)
  • Headache (200 people, 25.51%)
  • Nausea (195 people, 24.87%)
  • Pain (194 people, 24.74%)
  • Joint Pain (171 people, 21.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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