Prednisone and 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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 1,935 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 231,675 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 75,355 Palpitations patients).

On Jan, 18, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,935 people (0.86%) have Palpitations


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Palpitations?

Time on Prednisone when people have Palpitations *:

  • < 1 month: 69.41 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.41 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.35 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.35 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.06 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Palpitations when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 75.96 %
  • male: 24.04 %

Age of people who have Palpitations when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.12 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 1.49 %
  • 20-29: 6.01 %
  • 30-39: 12.27 %
  • 40-49: 15.12 %
  • 50-59: 23.05 %
  • 60+: 41.76 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (266 people, 13.75%)
  • Osteoporosis (123 people, 6.36%)
  • Pain (110 people, 5.68%)
  • Asthma (107 people, 5.53%)
  • High Blood Pressure (89 people, 4.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (231 people, 11.94%)
  • Folic Acid (195 people, 10.08%)
  • Lasix (192 people, 9.92%)
  • Prilosec (184 people, 9.51%)
  • Lipitor (180 people, 9.30%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (577 people, 29.82%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (551 people, 28.48%)
  • Fatigue (504 people, 26.05%)
  • Dizziness (464 people, 23.98%)
  • Nausea (414 people, 21.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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