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Review: could Prednisone cause Panic attack (Panic disorder)?

Summary: Panic attack is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone tab, and have Stress and anxiety.

We study 146,763 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 418 have Panic attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Panic attack and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,066 Prednisone users)

Panic attack

Panic Attack has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 24,801 Panic Attack patients)

On Jan, 1, 2015: 146,707 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 411 people (0.28%) have Panic Attack.

Trend of Panic attack in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Panic attack * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Panic attack36.36%21.21%0.00%0.00%15.15%21.21%6.06%

Gender of people who have Panic attack when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Panic attack62.05%37.95%

Age of people who have Panic attack when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Panic attack0.00%0.00%4.18%21.73%22.84%18.66%11.14%21.45%

Severity of Panic attack when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Panic attack0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Panic attack ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Panic attack0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (59 people, 14.36%)
  2. Depression (28 people, 6.81%)
  3. Asthma (28 people, 6.81%)
  4. Pain (27 people, 6.57%)
  5. Insomnia (23 people, 5.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (124 people, 30.17%)
  2. Xanax (107 people, 26.03%)
  3. Accutane (79 people, 19.22%)
  4. Paxil (58 people, 14.11%)
  5. Lipitor (58 people, 14.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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