Prednisone and Itching - from FDA reports


Summary

Itching 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 Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 4,333 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching 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)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,366 Itching patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 4,333 people (1.92%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Itching?

Time on Prednisone when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 64.97 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.46 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.82 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.46 %
  • 10+ years: 1.91 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 71.9 %
  • male: 28.1 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.97 %
  • 10-19: 2.39 %
  • 20-29: 5.06 %
  • 30-39: 9.58 %
  • 40-49: 15.94 %
  • 50-59: 23.67 %
  • 60+: 42.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,013 people, 23.38%)
  • High Blood Pressure (308 people, 7.11%)
  • Asthma (277 people, 6.39%)
  • Pain (271 people, 6.25%)
  • Crohn's Disease (191 people, 4.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (662 people, 15.28%)
  • Methotrexate (642 people, 14.82%)
  • Folic Acid (444 people, 10.25%)
  • Enbrel (404 people, 9.32%)
  • Benadryl (350 people, 8.08%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (1,512 people, 34.89%)
  • Pain (646 people, 14.91%)
  • Fatigue (620 people, 14.31%)
  • Nausea (598 people, 13.80%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (577 people, 13.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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