Review: could Prednisone cause Petechiae?


Summary

Petechiae 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 Nplate, and have Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura . We study 128,402 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 269 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 169,045 users)

Petechiae

Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin) has been reported by people with nausea (latest reports from 6,750 Petechiae patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

128,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 269 people (0.21%) have Petechiae


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Petechiae?

Time on Prednisone when people have Petechiae *:

  • < 1 month: 69.23 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.38 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Petechiae when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 49.41 %
  • male: 50.59 %

Age of people who have Petechiae when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 2.98 %
  • 2-9: 1.28 %
  • 10-19: 8.09 %
  • 20-29: 4.68 %
  • 30-39: 7.66 %
  • 40-49: 19.57 %
  • 50-59: 17.87 %
  • 60+: 37.87 %

Severity if Petechiae when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Petechiae **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (47 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (15 people)
  • Osteoporosis (13 people)
  • Renal Transplant (12 people)
  • Pain (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nplate (51 people)
  • Folic Acid (39 people)
  • Methotrexate (27 people)
  • Lasix (22 people)
  • Corticosteroids (22 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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