Could Prednisone cause Palpitations - from FDA reports


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 Folic Acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 139,359 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 1,246 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. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,601 users)

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 75,246 Palpitations patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

139,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,246 people (0.89%) have Palpitations


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Palpitations?

Time on Prednisone when people have Palpitations *:

  • < 1 month: 62.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.72 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.94 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.17 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.17 %
  • 10+ years: 4.17 %

Gender of people who have Palpitations when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 76.04 %
  • male: 23.96 %

Age of people who have Palpitations when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 1.79 %
  • 20-29: 6.13 %
  • 30-39: 14.62 %
  • 40-49: 14.53 %
  • 50-59: 20.85 %
  • 60+: 41.89 %

Severity of Palpitations **:

  • least: 17.86 %
  • moderate: 60.71 %
  • severe: 17.86 %
  • most severe: 3.57 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (153 people, 12.28%)
  • Methotrexate (152 people, 12.20%)
  • Prilosec (134 people, 10.75%)
  • Lasix (127 people, 10.19%)
  • Albuterol (123 people, 9.87%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Prednisone, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Osteoporosis (85 people, 6.82%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Chest Pain (377 people, 30.26%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (331 people, 26.57%)
  • Fatigue (314 people, 25.20%)
  • Dizziness (285 people, 22.87%)
  • Nausea (265 people, 21.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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