Review: could Prednisone cause Loose stools?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 18, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 146,485 people who take Prednisone. Among them, 89 have Loose stools. See who they are, when they have Loose stools and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,621 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, asthma. Commonly reported side effects of Prednisone include fever, nausea aggravated, nausea, weakness, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Loose stools (latest reports from 9,176 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 18, 2014: 140,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 89 people (0.06%) have Loose Stools.
Time on Prednisone when people have Loose stools * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Loose stools||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Loose stools when taking Prednisone * :
|Loose stools||60.44%||39.56% |
Age of people who have Loose stools when taking Prednisone * :
|Loose stools||1.33%||4.00%||4.00%||0.00%||9.33%||16.00%||16.00%||49.33% |
Severity of Loose stools when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Loose stools||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Loose stools ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (20 people, 22.47%)
- Renal transplant (4 people, 4.49%)
- Heart transplant (3 people, 3.37%)
- Chronic sinusitis (2 people, 2.25%)
- Sinus congestion (2 people, 2.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prilosec (17 people, 19.10%)
- Prednisone tab (13 people, 14.61%)
- Arava (12 people, 13.48%)
- Neoral (11 people, 12.36%)
- Methotrexate (10 people, 11.24%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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