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Review: could Prednisone cause Loose stools?

Summary: Loose stools could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Prilosec, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 89 have Loose stools. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose stools and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,701 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Loose stools

Loose stools (latest reports from 9,190 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 89 people (0.06%) have Loose Stools. They amount to 0.97% of all the 9,184 people who have Loose Stools on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loose stools in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Loose stools * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loose stools0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Loose stools60.44%39.56%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loose stools1.33%4.00%4.00%0.00%9.33%16.00%16.00%49.33%

Severity of Loose stools when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loose stools0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loose stools ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (20 people, 22.47%)
  2. Renal transplant (4 people, 4.49%)
  3. Heart transplant (3 people, 3.37%)
  4. Chronic sinusitis (2 people, 2.25%)
  5. Sinus congestion (2 people, 2.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prilosec (17 people, 19.10%)
  2. Prednisone tab (13 people, 14.61%)
  3. Arava (12 people, 13.48%)
  4. Neoral (11 people, 12.36%)
  5. Methotrexate (10 people, 11.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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