Prednisone and Liver function test abnormal - from FDA reports


Summary

Liver function test abnormal 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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 1,271 have Liver function test abnormal. Find out below who they are, when they have Liver function test abnormal 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)

Liver Function Test Abnormal

Liver function test abnormal has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 28,484 Liver function test abnormal patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,271 people (0.56%) have Liver Function Test Abnormal


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Liver function test abnormal?

Time on Prednisone when people have Liver Function Test Abnormal *:

  • < 1 month: 45.16 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.84 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.68 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.68 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.68 %
  • 10+ years: 1.61 %

Gender of people who have Liver Function Test Abnormal when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 61.98 %
  • male: 38.02 %

Age of people who have Liver Function Test Abnormal when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.3 %
  • 2-9: 1.69 %
  • 10-19: 3.38 %
  • 20-29: 3.98 %
  • 30-39: 8.86 %
  • 40-49: 16.02 %
  • 50-59: 22.29 %
  • 60+: 43.48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (207 people, 16.29%)
  • Pain (87 people, 6.85%)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (72 people, 5.66%)
  • High Blood Pressure (64 people, 5.04%)
  • Osteoporosis (62 people, 4.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (223 people, 17.55%)
  • Folic Acid (165 people, 12.98%)
  • Lasix (126 people, 9.91%)
  • Aspirin (119 people, 9.36%)
  • Fosamax (105 people, 8.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (206 people, 16.21%)
  • Nausea (205 people, 16.13%)
  • Weakness (186 people, 14.63%)
  • Fever (181 people, 14.24%)
  • Pain (175 people, 13.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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