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Review: could Prednisone cause Pneumonia?

We study 146,581 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 7,163 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,890 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia (latest reports from 767,440 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 18, 2014: 146,560 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 8,251 people (5.63%) have Pneumonia. They amount to 1.08% of all the 765,526 people who have Pneumonia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pneumonia in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Pneumonia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pneumonia41.44%35.43%7.62%5.08%4.28%4.68%1.47%

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Pneumonia54.73%45.27%

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia0.27%1.34%1.74%2.52%5.63%9.84%20.48%58.19%

Severity of Pneumonia when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pneumonia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Pneumonia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Pneumonia0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1,651 people, 20.01%)
  2. Hypertension (573 people, 6.94%)
  3. Osteoporosis (566 people, 6.86%)
  4. Pain (550 people, 6.67%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (528 people, 6.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (2,500 people, 30.30%)
  2. Methotrexate (1,595 people, 19.33%)
  3. Aspirin (1,480 people, 17.94%)
  4. Folic acid (1,287 people, 15.60%)
  5. Lasix (1,074 people, 13.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • my doctor has given me daliresp for my asthma and bronchitis. It is causing problems with my diarrhea and my crohn's . will this diminish with time or should I discontinue before I exacerbate my crohn's. I still take my prednisone which helps with asthma and crohn's. Trying to improve my asthma with deliresp I fear will create grave problems with my crohn's. I have other meds that also help me with my asthma.

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  • I went to a Rheumatologist and he said I have Hashimoto disease and said its not serious enough to take meds for. The test is - Thyroid Peroxidase Antiboties - my number is 363. It says that is should be <9. I was wondering if these medications I am on could be causing abnormal reading. I do have severe inflammation due to serious injuries.

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  • I had Pan ulverative colitis since 2000. two years ago had bad pain in joints, back neck. and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia

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    miller on Jul, 22, 2014:

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