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 Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 979 have Pancreatitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatitis 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)

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 36,333 Pancreatitis patients).

On Feb, 10, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 979 people (0.43%) have Pancreatitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Pancreatitis?

Time on Prednisone when people have Pancreatitis *:

  • < 1 month: 59.46 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.97 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.35 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.16 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 60.13 %
  • male: 39.87 %

Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.25 %
  • 2-9: 2.76 %
  • 10-19: 12.69 %
  • 20-29: 6.28 %
  • 30-39: 10.18 %
  • 40-49: 17.96 %
  • 50-59: 15.7 %
  • 60+: 34.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (138 people, 14.10%)
  • Pain (82 people, 8.38%)
  • Osteoporosis (70 people, 7.15%)
  • Depression (68 people, 6.95%)
  • Crohn's Disease (68 people, 6.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (149 people, 15.22%)
  • Protonix (108 people, 11.03%)
  • Folic Acid (94 people, 9.60%)
  • Humira (91 people, 9.30%)
  • Remicade (86 people, 8.78%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (173 people, 17.67%)
  • Abdominal Pain (142 people, 14.50%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (133 people, 13.59%)
  • Gallstones (117 people, 11.95%)
  • Pain (102 people, 10.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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