Could Prednisone cause Petechiae - from FDA reports


Summary

Petechiae is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Nplate, and have Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 410 have Petechiae. Find out below who they are, when they have Petechiae and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,635 users)

Petechiae

Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, depression, atrial fibrillation/flutter (latest reports from 8,219 Petechiae patients).

On Dec, 18, 2016

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 410 people (0.18%) have Petechiae


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Petechiae?

Time on Prednisone when people have Petechiae *:

  • < 1 month: 65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Petechiae when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 53.61 %
  • male: 46.39 %

Age of people who have Petechiae when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 2.58 %
  • 2-9: 1.43 %
  • 10-19: 7.45 %
  • 20-29: 4.3 %
  • 30-39: 6.59 %
  • 40-49: 16.62 %
  • 50-59: 18.05 %
  • 60+: 42.98 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (55 people, 13.41%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (32 people, 7.80%)
  • High Blood Pressure (25 people, 6.10%)
  • Osteoporosis (21 people, 5.12%)
  • Pain (19 people, 4.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nplate (59 people, 14.39%)
  • Folic Acid (46 people, 11.22%)
  • Methotrexate (44 people, 10.73%)
  • Lasix (44 people, 10.73%)
  • Aspirin (36 people, 8.78%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Thrombocytopenia (143 people, 34.88%)
  • Rashes (81 people, 19.76%)
  • Weakness (74 people, 18.05%)
  • Fatigue (70 people, 17.07%)
  • Joint Pain (69 people, 16.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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