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Review: could Prednisone cause Mental status changes?

We study 146,589 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 909 have Mental status changes. Find out below who they are, when they have Mental status changes and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,898 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Mental status changes

Mental status changes (general changes in brain function, such as confusion, amnesia (memory loss), loss of alertness, loss of orientation) (latest reports from 112,531 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 146,560 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 909 people (0.62%) have Mental Status Changes. They amount to 0.81% of all the 112,506 people who have Mental Status Changes on eHealthMe.

Trend of Mental status changes in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Mental status changes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mental status changes72.94%14.12%0.00%8.24%0.00%1.18%3.53%

Gender of people who have Mental status changes when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Mental status changes50.45%49.55%

Age of people who have Mental status changes when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mental status changes0.00%0.57%2.29%1.95%2.63%11.23%19.24%62.08%

Severity of Mental status changes when taking Prednisone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Mental status changes ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (106 people, 11.66%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (86 people, 9.46%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (62 people, 6.82%)
  4. Renal transplant (61 people, 6.71%)
  5. Osteoporosis (44 people, 4.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (284 people, 31.24%)
  2. Aspirin (243 people, 26.73%)
  3. Zometa (186 people, 20.46%)
  4. Lasix (186 people, 20.46%)
  5. Folic acid (146 people, 16.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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