Review: could Prednisone cause Hot Flashes?


Summary

Hot flashes 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 Zometa, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 139,330 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 431 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 224,214 users)

Hot Flashes

Hot flashes has been reported by people with high blood pressure, hot flush, weakness, joint pain, fatigue (latest reports from 33,289 Hot flashes patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

139,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 431 people (0.31%) have Hot Flashes


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Hot flashes?

Time on Prednisone when people have Hot Flashes *:

  • < 1 month: 41.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.34 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.34 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.24 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.34 %
  • 10+ years: 6.9 %

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

  • female: 77.8 %
  • male: 22.2 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.3 %
  • 10-19: 0.3 %
  • 20-29: 6.65 %
  • 30-39: 8.76 %
  • 40-49: 14.5 %
  • 50-59: 23.87 %
  • 60+: 45.62 %

Severity if Hot Flashes when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 5.56 %
  • moderate: 61.11 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hot Flashes **:

  • while on drug: 11.11 %
  • after off the drug: 11.11 %
  • not yet: 77.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (94 people, 21.81%)
  • Depression (46 people, 10.67%)
  • Pain (44 people, 10.21%)
  • Metastases To Bone (41 people, 9.51%)
  • Breast Cancer (36 people, 8.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (78 people, 18.10%)
  • Folic Acid (69 people, 16.01%)
  • Oxycontin (67 people, 15.55%)
  • Methotrexate (66 people, 15.31%)
  • Humira (62 people, 14.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (141 people, 32.71%)
  • Pain (122 people, 28.31%)
  • Headache (119 people, 27.61%)
  • Back Pain (118 people, 27.38%)
  • Nausea (114 people, 26.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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