Prednisone and Pneumonia - from FDA reports


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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 10,865 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,666 users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis (latest reports from 175,030 Pneumonia patients).

On Jan, 21, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 10,865 people (4.82%) have Pneumonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Pneumonia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 39.98 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.48 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.56 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.13 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.25 %
  • 10+ years: 1.82 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 56.46 %
  • male: 43.54 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.32 %
  • 2-9: 1.21 %
  • 10-19: 1.85 %
  • 20-29: 2.66 %
  • 30-39: 4.79 %
  • 40-49: 9.78 %
  • 50-59: 20.27 %
  • 60+: 59.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (2,178 people, 20.05%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (793 people, 7.30%)
  • High Blood Pressure (778 people, 7.16%)
  • Pain (729 people, 6.71%)
  • Asthma (702 people, 6.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,672 people, 15.39%)
  • Lasix (1,167 people, 10.74%)
  • Aspirin (1,105 people, 10.17%)
  • Folic Acid (1,097 people, 10.10%)
  • Humira (941 people, 8.66%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (1,945 people, 17.90%)
  • Pain (1,408 people, 12.96%)
  • Fatigue (1,385 people, 12.75%)
  • Fever (1,282 people, 11.80%)
  • Weakness (1,281 people, 11.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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