Review: could Prednisone cause Mental Status Changes?


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 Pain . We study 139,330 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 751 have Mental status changes. Find out below who they are, when they have Mental status changes 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)

Mental Status Changes

Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation) has been reported by people with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, hypotension, agitation, weakness, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 19,180 Mental status changes patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

139,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 751 people (0.54%) 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: 64.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.61 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.96 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.96 %

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

  • female: 51.36 %
  • male: 48.64 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.08 %
  • 10-19: 2.93 %
  • 20-29: 1.54 %
  • 30-39: 2.31 %
  • 40-49: 11.56 %
  • 50-59: 19.11 %
  • 60+: 61.48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (76 people, 10.12%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (62 people, 8.26%)
  • Renal Transplant (44 people, 5.86%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (42 people, 5.59%)
  • Osteoporosis (35 people, 4.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (172 people, 22.90%)
  • Lasix (142 people, 18.91%)
  • Aspirin (140 people, 18.64%)
  • Aredia (117 people, 15.58%)
  • Folic Acid (112 people, 14.91%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (213 people, 28.36%)
  • Pain (202 people, 26.90%)
  • Asthenia (202 people, 26.90%)
  • Confusional State (197 people, 26.23%)
  • Pyrexia (185 people, 24.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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