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Review: could Prednisone cause Loss of taste?

Summary: Loss of taste could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 616 have Loss of taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of taste 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.

Loss of taste

Loss of taste (latest reports from 158,103 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 616 people (0.42%) have Loss Of Taste. They amount to 0.39% of all the 157,885 people who have Loss Of Taste on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of taste in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Loss of taste * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of taste65.00%15.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of taste when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Loss of taste68.63%31.37%

Age of people who have Loss of taste when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of taste0.00%0.86%0.00%0.86%8.26%10.67%22.20%57.14%

Severity of Loss of taste when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of taste0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of taste ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of taste0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (89 people, 14.45%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (54 people, 8.77%)
  3. Breast cancer (52 people, 8.44%)
  4. Osteoporosis (49 people, 7.95%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (42 people, 6.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (166 people, 26.95%)
  2. Zometa (153 people, 24.84%)
  3. Aredia (126 people, 20.45%)
  4. Aspirin (108 people, 17.53%)
  5. Prilosec (90 people, 14.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Fraud!!!!

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