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Review: could Prednisone cause Lightheadedness - fainting?

Summary: Lightheadedness - fainting could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,680 have Lightheadedness - fainting. Find out below who they are, when they have Lightheadedness - fainting and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,680 people (1.15%) have Lightheadedness - Fainting. They amount to 0.53% of all the 317,079 people who have Lightheadedness - Fainting on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lightheadedness - fainting in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Lightheadedness - fainting * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lightheadedness - fainting54.10%25.41%9.84%3.28%0.82%6.56%0.00%

Gender of people who have Lightheadedness - fainting when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Lightheadedness - fainting52.68%47.32%

Age of people who have Lightheadedness - fainting when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lightheadedness - fainting0.00%0.18%2.45%4.60%5.70%10.36%16.12%60.60%

Severity of Lightheadedness - fainting when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lightheadedness - fainting0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Lightheadedness - fainting ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Lightheadedness - fainting0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (183 people, 10.89%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (141 people, 8.39%)
  3. Osteoporosis (139 people, 8.27%)
  4. Pain (134 people, 7.98%)
  5. Hypertension (126 people, 7.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (443 people, 26.37%)
  2. Prednisone tab (435 people, 25.89%)
  3. Zometa (245 people, 14.58%)
  4. Lasix (241 people, 14.35%)
  5. Coumadin (211 people, 12.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • sj moss on Oct, 9, 2011:

    the stuff was great better results in the gym great sex no no side effects,the fda are a bunch of assholes

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