Prednisone and Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Acute lymphocytic leukemia (all). This review analyzes which people have Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome 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 May, 25, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 118 people (0.05%) have Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome?

Time on Prednisone when people have Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 61.02 %
  • male: 38.98 %

Age of people who have Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 24.56 %
  • 10-19: 29.82 %
  • 20-29: 9.65 %
  • 30-39: 5.26 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 7.89 %
  • 60+: 22.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (all) (22 people, 18.64%)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (16 people, 13.56%)
  • Juvenile Arthritis (5 people, 4.24%)
  • Burkitt Lymphoma (5 people, 4.24%)
  • Preventive Health Care (4 people, 3.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (45 people, 38.14%)
  • Cyclophosphamide (33 people, 27.97%)
  • Vincristine Sulfate (18 people, 15.25%)
  • Cyclosporine (18 people, 15.25%)
  • Cytarabine (9 people, 7.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (36 people, 30.51%)
  • Convulsion (31 people, 26.27%)
  • Grand Mal Convulsion (16 people, 13.56%)
  • Headache (14 people, 11.86%)
  • Nausea (13 people, 11.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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