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 139,359 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 278 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 231,601 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 8,208 Petechiae patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

139,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 278 people (0.2%) have Petechiae


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Petechiae?

Time on Prednisone when people have Petechiae *:

  • < 1 month: 64.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Petechiae when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 50.57 %
  • male: 49.43 %

Age of people who have Petechiae when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 2.9 %
  • 2-9: 1.24 %
  • 10-19: 8.3 %
  • 20-29: 4.56 %
  • 30-39: 7.88 %
  • 40-49: 19.5 %
  • 50-59: 17.84 %
  • 60+: 37.76 %

Severity of Petechiae **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nplate (51 people, 18.35%)
  • Folic Acid (43 people, 15.47%)
  • Methotrexate (29 people, 10.43%)
  • Lasix (22 people, 7.91%)
  • Aspirin (22 people, 7.91%)

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Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Thrombocytopenia (101 people, 36.33%)
  • Weakness (53 people, 19.06%)
  • Fever (50 people, 17.99%)
  • Joint Pain (48 people, 17.27%)
  • Pain In Extremity (44 people, 15.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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