Review: could Prednisone cause Renal Failure?


Summary

Renal failure 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 Lasix, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 135,586 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,096 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 169,045 users)

Renal Failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, renal failure acute, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 62,612 Renal failure patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

135,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,096 people (1.55%) have Renal Failure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Renal failure?

Time on Prednisone when people have Renal Failure *:

  • < 1 month: 31.01 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.96 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.66 %
  • 10+ years: 1.27 %

Gender of people who have Renal Failure when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 52.79 %
  • male: 47.21 %

Age of people who have Renal Failure when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.22 %
  • 10-19: 3.71 %
  • 20-29: 3.3 %
  • 30-39: 6.6 %
  • 40-49: 12.57 %
  • 50-59: 20.92 %
  • 60+: 51.68 %

Severity if Renal Failure when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 50 %

How people recovered from Renal Failure **:

  • while on drug: 50 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (178 people)
  • Hypertension (162 people)
  • Osteoporosis (152 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (141 people)
  • Pain (104 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (383 people)
  • Aspirin (308 people)
  • Zometa (274 people)
  • Methotrexate (248 people)
  • Protonix (239 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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