Prednisone and Mental status changes - from FDA reports


Summary

Mental status changes 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 Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Mental status changes with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 239,595 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 20, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,190 people (0.5%) have Mental Status Changes


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Mental status changes?

Time on Prednisone when people have Mental Status Changes *:

  • < 1 month: 64.63 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.32 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.44 %
  • 10+ years: 4.88 %

Gender of people who have Mental Status Changes when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 51.2 %
  • male: 48.8 %

Age of people who have Mental Status Changes when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.69 %
  • 10-19: 3.36 %
  • 20-29: 2.17 %
  • 30-39: 3.06 %
  • 40-49: 10.77 %
  • 50-59: 19.86 %
  • 60+: 60.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (115 people, 9.66%)
  • Pain (114 people, 9.58%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (66 people, 5.55%)
  • Kidney Transplant (63 people, 5.29%)
  • High Blood Pressure (46 people, 3.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (225 people, 18.91%)
  • Lasix (213 people, 17.90%)
  • Aspirin (198 people, 16.64%)
  • Aredia (152 people, 12.77%)
  • Lisinopril (144 people, 12.10%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (337 people, 28.32%)
  • Confusional State (287 people, 24.12%)
  • Pneumonia (279 people, 23.45%)
  • Fatigue (277 people, 23.28%)
  • Fever (274 people, 23.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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