Review: could Prednisone cause Intestinal Obstruction?


Summary

Intestinal obstruction 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 Humira, and have Crohn's disease . We study 139,330 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 785 have Intestinal obstruction. Find out below who they are, when they have Intestinal obstruction 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)

Intestinal Obstruction

Intestinal obstruction has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 25,252 Intestinal obstruction patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

139,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 785 people (0.56%) have Intestinal Obstruction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Intestinal obstruction?

Time on Prednisone when people have Intestinal Obstruction *:

  • < 1 month: 36.21 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.9 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.79 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.45 %
  • 10+ years: 15.52 %

Gender of people who have Intestinal Obstruction when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 58.15 %
  • male: 41.85 %

Age of people who have Intestinal Obstruction when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.31 %
  • 2-9: 1.24 %
  • 10-19: 5.87 %
  • 20-29: 7.88 %
  • 30-39: 12.67 %
  • 40-49: 12.52 %
  • 50-59: 17.93 %
  • 60+: 41.58 %

Severity if Intestinal Obstruction when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Intestinal Obstruction **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (195 people, 24.84%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (60 people, 7.64%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (55 people, 7.01%)
  • Hypertension (46 people, 5.86%)
  • Osteoporosis (44 people, 5.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (147 people, 18.73%)
  • Zometa (100 people, 12.74%)
  • Methotrexate (94 people, 11.97%)
  • Folic Acid (86 people, 10.96%)
  • Lasix (82 people, 10.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (135 people, 17.20%)
  • Anxiety (127 people, 16.18%)
  • Abdominal Pain (122 people, 15.54%)
  • Vomiting (121 people, 15.41%)
  • Nausea (119 people, 15.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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