Review: could Prednisone cause Macular Degeneration?


Summary

Macular degeneration 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 Aredia, and have Osteoporosis . We study 139,333 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 155 have Macular degeneration. Find out below who they are, when they have Macular degeneration and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 224,214 users)

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision) has been reported by people with eye pain, death, endophthalmitis, visual acuity reduced, stroke (latest reports from 13,816 Macular degeneration patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

139,333 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 155 people (0.11%) have Macular Degeneration


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Macular degeneration?

Time on Prednisone when people have Macular Degeneration *:

  • < 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 Macular Degeneration when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 68.42 %
  • male: 31.58 %

Age of people who have Macular Degeneration when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.31 %
  • 20-29: 0.83 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 2.48 %
  • 50-59: 15.7 %
  • 60+: 77.69 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (33 people, 21.29%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (28 people, 18.06%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (19 people, 12.26%)
  • Hypertension (14 people, 9.03%)
  • Arthritis (14 people, 9.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aredia (43 people, 27.74%)
  • Aspirin (37 people, 23.87%)
  • Zometa (34 people, 21.94%)
  • Folic Acid (29 people, 18.71%)
  • Levaquin (27 people, 17.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (62 people, 40.00%)
  • Pain (60 people, 38.71%)
  • Cataract (59 people, 38.06%)
  • Nausea (57 people, 36.77%)
  • Anxiety (51 people, 32.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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