Review: could Prednisone cause Pneumonia?
Summary: Pneumonia is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 146,792 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 6,986 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,120 Prednisone users)
Pneumonia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 122,906 Pneumonia patients)
On Feb, 23, 2015: 146,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 8,251 people (5.62%) have Pneumonia.
Time on Prednisone when people have Pneumonia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Prednisone * :
Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Prednisone * :
Severity of Pneumonia when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Pneumonia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (1,651 people, 20.01%)
- Hypertension (573 people, 6.94%)
- Osteoporosis (566 people, 6.86%)
- Pain (550 people, 6.67%)
- Multiple myeloma (528 people, 6.40%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (2,500 people, 30.30%)
- Methotrexate (1,595 people, 19.33%)
- Aspirin (1,480 people, 17.94%)
- Folic acid (1,287 people, 15.60%)
- Lasix (1,074 people, 13.02%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Had respiratory distress on Jan 30, 2015. Was taken to the Hospital from my family doctors office by ambulance. admitted with pneumonia in the bottom of both lungs. Was on IV antibiotics for two days. Send home and still taking Antibiotics.
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I had the flu several weeks ago and took this sinus infection and cannot seem to get over it. I am on day 7 of antibiotic and took 5 day of prednisone. I have had 3 sinus surgeries before. My chest is hurting more this time. I am kinda worried the infection might be in my chest wall that is making it hurt.
From this study (5 days ago):
I am currently experiencing constant muscle contractions in my abdomen and jerking movements in my neck and midsection. My neck will pull back by itself... Or while I'm standing I'll involuntarily bend over. I'm also having balance issues. I feel very unstable walking and am experiencing some tremors.
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