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Review: could Prednisone cause Pml (Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)?

Summary: Pml is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Cyclophosphamide, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 493 have Pml. Find out below who they are, when they have Pml and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,145 Prednisone users)

Pml

Pml (rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by opportunistic infection of brain cells) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, rheumatoid arthritis, non-hodgkin's lymphoma. (latest reports from 5,167 Pml patients)

On Mar, 30, 2015: 146,809 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 493 people (0.34%) have Pml.

Trend of Pml in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Pml * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pml4.55%59.09%7.95%17.05%7.95%2.27%1.14%

Gender of people who have Pml when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Pml61.42%38.58%

Age of people who have Pml when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pml0.17%0.17%3.98%0.50%7.13%15.09%17.08%55.89%

Severity of Pml when taking Prednisone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pml ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (108 people, 21.91%)
  2. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (62 people, 12.58%)
  3. Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (59 people, 11.97%)
  4. Polymyositis (48 people, 9.74%)
  5. Tonsil cancer (36 people, 7.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cyclophosphamide (250 people, 50.71%)
  2. Prednisone tab (220 people, 44.62%)
  3. Vincristine (188 people, 38.13%)
  4. Methotrexate (150 people, 30.43%)
  5. Mabthera (132 people, 26.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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