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Review: could Prednisone cause Personality change?

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 - 2 years, also take medication Prednisone tab, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 146,792 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 110 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 150,120 Prednisone users)

Personality change

Personality change has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest reports from 4,820 Personality change patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 146,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 110 people (0.07%) have Personality Change.

Trend of Personality change in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Personality change * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Personality change16.67%33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%16.67%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Personality change45.38%54.62%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Personality change0.00%0.97%3.88%1.94%1.94%12.62%33.98%44.66%

Severity of Personality change when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Personality change0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Personality change ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Personality change0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (31 people, 28.18%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (24 people, 21.82%)
  3. Deep vein thrombosis (20 people, 18.18%)
  4. Decreased appetite (12 people, 10.91%)
  5. Temporal arteritis (11 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (39 people, 35.45%)
  2. Nexium (32 people, 29.09%)
  3. Aredia (31 people, 28.18%)
  4. Zometa (31 people, 28.18%)
  5. Metoclopramide (25 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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