Could Prednisone cause Pml - from FDA reports
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 . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 666 have Pml. Find out below who they are, when they have Pml and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,627 users)
Pml has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 7,273 Pml patients).
On Dec, 24, 2016
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:
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.
** Reports from social media are used.
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