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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Synthroid, and have Osteoporosis . We study 139,359 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 531 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 231,609 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, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, osteopenia, depression (latest reports from 77,214 Hypothyroidism patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

139,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 531 people (0.38%) have Hypothyroidism


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Hypothyroidism?

Time on Prednisone when people have Hypothyroidism *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0 %
  • 10+ years: 12.5 %

Gender of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 75.72 %
  • male: 24.28 %

Age of people who have Hypothyroidism when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.48 %
  • 10-19: 2.66 %
  • 20-29: 1.45 %
  • 30-39: 6.76 %
  • 40-49: 17.39 %
  • 50-59: 21.5 %
  • 60+: 49.76 %

Severity of Hypothyroidism **:

  • least: 40 %
  • moderate: 20 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (118 people, 22.22%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (66 people, 12.43%)
  • Osteopenia (46 people, 8.66%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (36 people, 6.78%)
  • Depression (35 people, 6.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (142 people, 26.74%)
  • Fosamax (123 people, 23.16%)
  • Zometa (105 people, 19.77%)
  • Aspirin (83 people, 15.63%)
  • Aredia (76 people, 14.31%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (181 people, 34.09%)
  • Fall (175 people, 32.96%)
  • Pain (165 people, 31.07%)
  • Joint Pain (160 people, 30.13%)
  • Osteoarthritis (153 people, 28.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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