Prednisone and Pancreatitis - from FDA reports


Summary

Pancreatitis 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 Depression. This review analyzes which people have Pancreatitis with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 239,595 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jul, 18, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,315 people (0.55%) have Pancreatitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Pancreatitis?

Time on Prednisone when people have Pancreatitis *:

  • < 1 month: 60.49 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.94 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.23 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.23 %

Gender of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 60.16 %
  • male: 39.84 %

Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.27 %
  • 2-9: 2.29 %
  • 10-19: 11.18 %
  • 20-29: 6.23 %
  • 30-39: 8.89 %
  • 40-49: 19.16 %
  • 50-59: 18.7 %
  • 60+: 33.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (71 people, 5.40%)
  • Depression (71 people, 5.40%)
  • High Blood Pressure (58 people, 4.41%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (40 people, 3.04%)
  • Insomnia (40 people, 3.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (189 people, 14.37%)
  • Folic Acid (123 people, 9.35%)
  • Protonix (119 people, 9.05%)
  • Remicade (109 people, 8.29%)
  • Prilosec (98 people, 7.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (215 people, 16.35%)
  • Abdominal Pain (149 people, 11.33%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (139 people, 10.57%)
  • Gallstones (132 people, 10.04%)
  • Fever (105 people, 7.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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