Review: could Prednisone cause Pml?


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 . We study 139,361 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 375 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 Prednisone 231,592 users)

Pml

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 Nov, 21, 2016

139,361 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 375 people (0.27%) have Pml


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Pml?

Time on Prednisone when people have Pml *:

  • < 1 month: 7.35 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 47.06 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.41 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pml when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 50.83 %
  • male: 49.17 %

Age of people who have Pml when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.43 %
  • 20-29: 0.96 %
  • 30-39: 5.11 %
  • 40-49: 15.34 %
  • 50-59: 17.89 %
  • 60+: 55.27 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cyclophosphamide (160 people, 42.67%)
  • Vincristine (120 people, 32.00%)
  • Mabthera (75 people, 20.00%)
  • Rituxan (69 people, 18.40%)
  • Methotrexate (61 people, 16.27%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Prednisone, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (61 people, 16.27%)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (39 people, 10.40%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (23 people, 6.13%)
  • Preventive Health Care (19 people, 5.07%)
  • Burkitt Lymphoma (19 people, 5.07%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Jc Virus Infection (29 people, 7.73%)
  • Speech Impairment (adult) (26 people, 6.93%)
  • Hemiparesis (24 people, 6.40%)
  • Respiratory Acidosis (21 people, 5.60%)
  • Confusional State (21 people, 5.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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