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Review: could Prednisone cause Palpitations (Heart palpitations)?

Summary: Palpitations 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 Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,660 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,367 have Palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Palpitations and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,999 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend of prednisone reports

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 316,270 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

Trend of Palpitations reports

On Nov, 12, 2014: 146,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,368 people (0.93%) have Palpitations.

Trend of Palpitations in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Palpitations62.65%10.84%6.02%4.82%6.02%8.43%1.20%

Gender of people who have Palpitations when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Palpitations75.89%24.11%

Age of people who have Palpitations when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Palpitations0.00%0.16%1.44%6.74%14.11%14.60%19.81%43.14%

Severity of Palpitations when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Palpitations17.39%60.87%17.39%4.35%

How people recovered from Palpitations ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Palpitations0.00%66.67%33.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (134 people, 9.80%)
  2. Osteoporosis (112 people, 8.19%)
  3. Pain (72 people, 5.26%)
  4. Asthma (63 people, 4.61%)
  5. Crohn's disease (46 people, 3.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (349 people, 25.51%)
  2. Aspirin (186 people, 13.60%)
  3. Lipitor (169 people, 12.35%)
  4. Folic acid (167 people, 12.21%)
  5. Albuterol (161 people, 11.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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