Review: could Prednisone cause Periodontal Disease?


Periodontal disease is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Osteoporosis . We study 135,586 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 213 have Periodontal disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Periodontal disease and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 169,045 users)

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease (disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth) has been reported by people with rashes, gallstones, diarrhea, insomnia, heart palpitations (latest reports from 2,575 Periodontal disease patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

135,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 213 people (0.16%) have Periodontal Disease

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Periodontal disease?

Time on Prednisone when people have Periodontal Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 12.5 %

Gender of people who have Periodontal Disease when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 69.19 %
  • male: 30.81 %

Age of people who have Periodontal Disease when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.54 %
  • 10-19: 1.08 %
  • 20-29: 1.08 %
  • 30-39: 0.54 %
  • 40-49: 8.6 %
  • 50-59: 40.32 %
  • 60+: 47.85 %

Severity if Periodontal Disease when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Periodontal Disease **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (67 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (47 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (40 people)
  • Hypertension (30 people)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (26 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (135 people)
  • Aredia (118 people)
  • Prilosec (83 people)
  • Percocet (76 people)
  • Protonix (73 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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