Who have Itching with Prednisone?


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 139,362 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,685 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 231,601 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,259 Itching patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

139,362 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,685 people (1.93%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Itching?

Time on Prednisone when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 60.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.5 %
  • 10+ years: 1.67 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 71.6 %
  • male: 28.4 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 1.2 %
  • 10-19: 2.76 %
  • 20-29: 4.59 %
  • 30-39: 10.42 %
  • 40-49: 16.08 %
  • 50-59: 23.52 %
  • 60+: 41.34 %

Severity of Itching **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 20.83 %
  • severe: 58.33 %
  • most severe: 8.33 %

How people recovered from Itching **:

  • while on drug: 6.25 %
  • after off the drug: 12.5 %
  • not yet: 81.25 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (390 people, 14.53%)
  • Methotrexate (388 people, 14.45%)
  • Folic Acid (379 people, 14.12%)
  • Enbrel (273 people, 10.17%)
  • Aspirin (224 people, 8.34%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Prednisone, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (173 people, 6.44%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (851 people, 31.69%)
  • Pain (399 people, 14.86%)
  • Nausea (338 people, 12.59%)
  • Joint Pain (336 people, 12.51%)
  • Fatigue (336 people, 12.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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