Prednisone and Macular degeneration - from FDA reports


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 Zometa, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 234 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 231,675 users)

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 14,041 Macular degeneration patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 234 people (0.1%) 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: 73.04 %
  • male: 26.96 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.05 %
  • 20-29: 0.61 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 3.05 %
  • 50-59: 15.85 %
  • 60+: 77.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (38 people, 16.24%)
  • Osteoporosis (37 people, 15.81%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (37 people, 15.81%)
  • High Blood Pressure (19 people, 8.12%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (19 people, 8.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (50 people, 21.37%)
  • Aredia (47 people, 20.09%)
  • Aspirin (40 people, 17.09%)
  • Methotrexate (36 people, 15.38%)
  • Folic Acid (36 people, 15.38%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (80 people, 34.19%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (78 people, 33.33%)
  • Cataract (71 people, 30.34%)
  • Nausea (67 people, 28.63%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (62 people, 26.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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