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. This review analyzes which people have Pneumonia with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 239,595 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 26, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 11,625 people (4.85%) have Pneumonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Pneumonia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 39.8 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.88 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.99 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.2 %
  • 10+ years: 1.93 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 56.92 %
  • male: 43.08 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.31 %
  • 2-9: 1.16 %
  • 10-19: 1.91 %
  • 20-29: 2.68 %
  • 30-39: 4.8 %
  • 40-49: 9.7 %
  • 50-59: 20.37 %
  • 60+: 59.05 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (2,381 people, 20.48%)
  • High Blood Pressure (853 people, 7.34%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (840 people, 7.23%)
  • Asthma (814 people, 7.00%)
  • Pain (779 people, 6.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,674 people, 14.40%)
  • Lasix (1,223 people, 10.52%)
  • Aspirin (1,105 people, 9.51%)
  • Folic Acid (1,098 people, 9.45%)
  • Humira (998 people, 8.58%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (2,074 people, 17.84%)
  • Fatigue (1,505 people, 12.95%)
  • Pain (1,487 people, 12.79%)
  • Weakness (1,373 people, 11.81%)
  • Fever (1,366 people, 11.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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