Review: could Prednisone cause Hot flashes (Hot Flush)?
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 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, 424 have Hot flashes. Find out below who they are, when they have Hot flashes and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,120 Prednisone users)
Hot flashes (sudden feelings of heat) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, breast cancer, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 17,989 Hot flashes patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 146,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 423 people (0.29%) have Hot Flashes.
Time on Prednisone when people have Hot flashes * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hot flashes||58.33%||18.75%||6.25%||2.08%||4.17%||6.25%||4.17% |
Gender of people who have Hot flashes when taking Prednisone * :
|Hot flashes||79.96%||20.04% |
Age of people who have Hot flashes when taking Prednisone * :
|Hot flashes||0.00%||0.00%||0.76%||4.30%||13.42%||14.18%||18.99%||48.35% |
Severity of Hot flashes when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hot flashes||6.25%||62.50%||31.25%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hot flashes ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hot flashes||14.29%||14.29%||71.43% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (109 people, 25.77%)
- Pain (66 people, 15.60%)
- Depression (54 people, 12.77%)
- Metastases to bone (41 people, 9.69%)
- Hypertension (39 people, 9.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (128 people, 30.26%)
- Aspirin (115 people, 27.19%)
- Humira (102 people, 24.11%)
- Methotrexate (82 people, 19.39%)
- Folic acid (80 people, 18.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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