Could Prednisone cause Hypothyroidism - from FDA reports


Summary

Hypothyroidism is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Synthroid, and have Osteoporosis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 799 have Hypothyroidism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypothyroidism and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,635 users)

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression (latest reports from 77,302 Hypothyroidism patients).

On Dec, 19, 2016

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 799 people (0.35%) have Hypothyroidism


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Hypothyroidism?

Time on Prednisone when people have Hypothyroidism *:

  • < 1 month: 26.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 10.0 %

Gender of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 76.07 %
  • male: 23.93 %

Age of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.53 %
  • 10-19: 2.2 %
  • 20-29: 1.36 %
  • 30-39: 5.93 %
  • 40-49: 17.12 %
  • 50-59: 23.05 %
  • 60+: 48.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (144 people, 18.02%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (102 people, 12.77%)
  • Osteopenia (54 people, 6.76%)
  • Pain (51 people, 6.38%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (49 people, 6.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (212 people, 26.53%)
  • Zometa (152 people, 19.02%)
  • Fosamax (146 people, 18.27%)
  • Aspirin (119 people, 14.89%)
  • Methotrexate (112 people, 14.02%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (251 people, 31.41%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (244 people, 30.54%)
  • Fall (225 people, 28.16%)
  • High Blood Pressure (215 people, 26.91%)
  • Joint Pain (211 people, 26.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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