Prednisone and Loose stools - from FDA reports


Summary

Loose stools is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Prilosec, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 88 have Loose stools. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose stools 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)

Loose Stools

Loose stools has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, depression, irritable bowel syndrome (latest reports from 2,358 Loose stools patients).

On Feb, 12, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 88 people (0.04%) have Loose Stools


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Loose stools?

Time on Prednisone when people have Loose Stools *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Loose Stools when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 60.92 %
  • male: 39.08 %

Age of people who have Loose Stools when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 1.39 %
  • 2-9: 2.78 %
  • 10-19: 4.17 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 9.72 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 48.61 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (17 people, 19.32%)
  • Kidney Transplant (4 people, 4.55%)
  • Heart Transplant (3 people, 3.41%)
  • Sinusitis - Chronic (2 people, 2.27%)
  • Gastritis (2 people, 2.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (17 people, 19.32%)
  • Neoral (12 people, 13.64%)
  • Arava (12 people, 13.64%)
  • Remicade (10 people, 11.36%)
  • Methotrexate (9 people, 10.23%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (26 people, 29.55%)
  • Weakness (20 people, 22.73%)
  • Fever (19 people, 21.59%)
  • Dehydration (19 people, 21.59%)
  • Fatigue (18 people, 20.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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