Who have Pneumonia with Prednisone?


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 139,361 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 6,262 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 231,601 users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis (latest reports from 175,012 Pneumonia patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

139,361 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 6,262 people (4.49%) have Pneumonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Pneumonia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 39.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.51 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.96 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.15 %
  • 10+ years: 2.18 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 55.65 %
  • male: 44.35 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.18 %
  • 2-9: 1.53 %
  • 10-19: 2.06 %
  • 20-29: 2.67 %
  • 30-39: 4.54 %
  • 40-49: 9.81 %
  • 50-59: 20.08 %
  • 60+: 59.13 %

Severity of Pneumonia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Pneumonia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,037 people, 16.56%)
  • Folic Acid (847 people, 13.53%)
  • Aspirin (784 people, 12.52%)
  • Lasix (728 people, 11.63%)
  • Zometa (661 people, 10.56%)

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

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Osteoporosis (465 people, 7.43%)
  • High Blood Pressure (436 people, 6.96%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (433 people, 6.91%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Breathing Difficulty (1,158 people, 18.49%)
  • Pain (955 people, 15.25%)
  • Fatigue (855 people, 13.65%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (854 people, 13.64%)
  • Anaemia (836 people, 13.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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