Review: could Prednisone cause Loss Of Taste?


Loss of taste 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 Zometa, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 145,352 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 632 have Loss of taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of taste and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 147,420 users)

Loss Of Taste

Loss of taste has been reported by people with hair loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, restless leg syndrome (latest reports from 23,734 Loss of taste patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

145,352 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 632 people (0.43%) have Loss Of Taste

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Loss of taste?

Time on Prednisone when people have Loss Of Taste *:

  • < 1 month: 59.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Loss Of Taste when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 66.77 %
  • male: 33.23 %

Age of people who have Loss Of Taste when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.91 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.91 %
  • 30-39: 8.38 %
  • 40-49: 10.38 %
  • 50-59: 20.77 %
  • 60+: 58.65 %

Severity if Loss Of Taste when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 60 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Loss Of Taste **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (76 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (54 people)
  • Breast Cancer (52 people)
  • Osteoporosis (48 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (37 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (153 people)
  • Aredia (125 people)
  • Prilosec (84 people)
  • Paxil (81 people)
  • Aspirin (81 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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