Review: could Prednisone cause Hypothyroidism?
We study 146,589 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 571 have Hypothyroidism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypothyroidism and more.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,937 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) (latest reports from 130,407 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression, multiple sclerosis.
On Sep, 14, 2014: 146,589 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 571 people (0.39%) have Hypothyroidism.
Time on Prednisone when people have Hypothyroidism * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Prednisone * :
Age of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Prednisone * :
Severity of Hypothyroidism when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Hypothyroidism ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (126 people, 22.07%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (67 people, 11.73%)
- Osteopenia (47 people, 8.23%)
- Pain (40 people, 7.01%)
- Arthritis (31 people, 5.43%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Synthroid (174 people, 30.47%)
- Prednisone tab (153 people, 26.80%)
- Zometa (134 people, 23.47%)
- Fosamax (132 people, 23.12%)
- Aspirin (128 people, 22.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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