Review: could Prednisone cause Nodule?


Summary

Nodule 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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 139,333 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 280 have Nodule. Find out below who they are, when they have Nodule and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 224,210 users)

Nodule

Nodule (a small rock or mineral cluster) has been reported by people with drug ineffective, tearfulness, sarcoidosis, hydrocele, hypothyroidism (latest reports from 5,565 Nodule patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

139,333 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 280 people (0.2%) have Nodule


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Nodule?

Time on Prednisone when people have Nodule *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Nodule when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 68.35 %
  • male: 31.65 %

Age of people who have Nodule when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.43 %
  • 10-19: 3.4 %
  • 20-29: 1.7 %
  • 30-39: 10.21 %
  • 40-49: 10.64 %
  • 50-59: 24.26 %
  • 60+: 49.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (110 people, 39.29%)
  • Osteoporosis (38 people, 13.57%)
  • Pain (32 people, 11.43%)
  • Hypertension (25 people, 8.93%)
  • Prophylaxis (18 people, 6.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (91 people, 32.50%)
  • Zometa (62 people, 22.14%)
  • Aredia (57 people, 20.36%)
  • Folic Acid (53 people, 18.93%)
  • Neurontin (50 people, 17.86%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (119 people, 42.50%)
  • Fatigue (86 people, 30.71%)
  • Anxiety (82 people, 29.29%)
  • Back Pain (79 people, 28.21%)
  • Arthralgia (77 people, 27.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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