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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 146,686 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 has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (view latest outcomes from 150,015 users)

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.(latest reports from Palpitations 51,029 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 146,686 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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