Prednisone and Personality change - from FDA reports


Summary

Personality change is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aredia, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 141 have Personality change. Find out below who they are, when they have Personality change 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)

Personality Change

Personality change has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (latest reports from 6,700 Personality change patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 141 people (0.06%) have Personality Change


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Personality change?

Time on Prednisone when people have Personality Change *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 40 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 20 %

Gender of people who have Personality Change when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 48.57 %
  • male: 51.43 %

Age of people who have Personality Change when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.96 %
  • 10-19: 4.81 %
  • 20-29: 1.92 %
  • 30-39: 2.88 %
  • 40-49: 14.42 %
  • 50-59: 32.69 %
  • 60+: 42.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (35 people, 24.82%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (27 people, 19.15%)
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (21 people, 14.89%)
  • Appetite - Decreased (13 people, 9.22%)
  • Anorexia (9 people, 6.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aredia (34 people, 24.11%)
  • Zometa (33 people, 23.40%)
  • Nexium (30 people, 21.28%)
  • Metoclopramide (26 people, 18.44%)
  • Protonix (25 people, 17.73%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fever (43 people, 30.50%)
  • Weight Decreased (42 people, 29.79%)
  • Back Pain (42 people, 29.79%)
  • Anaemia (42 people, 29.79%)
  • Constipation (36 people, 25.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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