Prednisone and Pml - from FDA reports


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 Non-hodgkin's lymphoma. This review analyzes which people have Pml with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 225,259 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 01, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 666 people (0.3%) have Pml


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Pml?

Time on Prednisone when people have Pml *:

  • < 1 month: 5.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 54.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.17 %
  • 10+ years: 0.83 %

Gender of people who have Pml when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 54 %
  • male: 46 %

Age of people who have Pml when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.18 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 4.48 %
  • 20-29: 1.25 %
  • 30-39: 5.73 %
  • 40-49: 15.59 %
  • 50-59: 19.53 %
  • 60+: 53.05 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (119 people, 17.87%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (87 people, 13.06%)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (60 people, 9.01%)
  • Burkitt Lymphoma (39 people, 5.86%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (35 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cyclophosphamide (238 people, 35.74%)
  • Rituxan (112 people, 16.82%)
  • Methotrexate (108 people, 16.22%)
  • Fludarabine Phosphate (61 people, 9.16%)
  • Tysabri (59 people, 8.86%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Jc Virus Infection (58 people, 8.71%)
  • Speech Impairment (adult) (45 people, 6.76%)
  • Weakness (35 people, 5.26%)
  • Confusional State (34 people, 5.11%)
  • Respiratory Acidosis (33 people, 4.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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