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 . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 1,149 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 231,675 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 pain, depression, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 19,524 Mental status changes patients).

On Feb, 09, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,149 people (0.51%) 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: 66.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.25 %
  • 10+ years: 5.0 %

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

  • female: 51.29 %
  • male: 48.71 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.72 %
  • 10-19: 3.29 %
  • 20-29: 2.16 %
  • 30-39: 2.78 %
  • 40-49: 11.01 %
  • 50-59: 19.75 %
  • 60+: 60.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (115 people, 10.01%)
  • Pain (111 people, 9.66%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (64 people, 5.57%)
  • Kidney Transplant (61 people, 5.31%)
  • High Blood Pressure (44 people, 3.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (225 people, 19.58%)
  • Lasix (210 people, 18.28%)
  • Aspirin (198 people, 17.23%)
  • Aredia (152 people, 13.23%)
  • Lisinopril (144 people, 12.53%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (332 people, 28.89%)
  • Confusional State (276 people, 24.02%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (270 people, 23.50%)
  • Pneumonia (269 people, 23.41%)
  • Fatigue (268 people, 23.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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