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Review: could Prednisone cause Petechiae?

We study 146,581 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 315 have Petechiae. Find out below who they are, when they have Petechiae and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,890 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Petechiae

Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin) (latest reports from 35,046 patients) has been reported by people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, multiple myeloma.

On Aug, 18, 2014: 146,560 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 315 people (0.21%) have Petechiae. They amount to 0.90% of all the 35,036 people who have Petechiae on eHealthMe.

Trend of Petechiae in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Petechiae * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Petechiae66.67%13.33%6.67%0.00%13.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Petechiae when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Petechiae50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Petechiae when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Petechiae3.07%1.02%7.51%4.10%6.14%23.55%17.41%37.20%

Severity of Petechiae when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Petechiae0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Petechiae ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Petechiae0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (55 people, 17.46%)
  2. Renal transplant (28 people, 8.89%)
  3. Osteoporosis (17 people, 5.40%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (16 people, 5.08%)
  5. Pain (14 people, 4.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (64 people, 20.32%)
  2. Nplate (57 people, 18.10%)
  3. Aspirin (52 people, 16.51%)
  4. Folic acid (38 people, 12.06%)
  5. Lasix (32 people, 10.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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