Prednisone and Intestinal obstruction - from FDA reports


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 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 1,242 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 231,675 users)

Intestinal Obstruction

Intestinal obstruction has been reported by people with crohn's disease, acne, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 25,959 Intestinal obstruction patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,242 people (0.55%) have Intestinal Obstruction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Intestinal obstruction?

Time on Prednisone when people have Intestinal Obstruction *:

  • < 1 month: 37.21 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.07 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.81 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.95 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.33 %
  • 10+ years: 11.63 %

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

  • female: 58.56 %
  • male: 41.44 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.3 %
  • 2-9: 0.9 %
  • 10-19: 5.48 %
  • 20-29: 7.78 %
  • 30-39: 11.67 %
  • 40-49: 13.56 %
  • 50-59: 18.34 %
  • 60+: 41.97 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (342 people, 27.54%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (124 people, 9.98%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (97 people, 7.81%)
  • Pain (84 people, 6.76%)
  • High Blood Pressure (81 people, 6.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (297 people, 23.91%)
  • Methotrexate (159 people, 12.80%)
  • Zometa (128 people, 10.31%)
  • Lasix (117 people, 9.42%)
  • Folic Acid (113 people, 9.10%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Abdominal Pain (206 people, 16.59%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (200 people, 16.10%)
  • Nausea (199 people, 16.02%)
  • Pain (185 people, 14.90%)
  • Diarrhea (180 people, 14.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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