Review: could Prednisone cause Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome?


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 leukaemia . We study 135,589 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 79 have Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 176,486 users)

Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome

Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (a brain disease with generalized seizures and headache) has been reported by people with blindness cortical (latest reports from 1,232 Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

135,589 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 79 people (0.06%) 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: 58.23 %
  • male: 41.77 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 27.63 %
  • 10-19: 36.84 %
  • 20-29: 9.21 %
  • 30-39: 5.26 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 9.21 %
  • 60+: 11.84 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (18 people)
  • Juvenile Arthritis (5 people)
  • Renal Transplant (4 people)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (4 people)
  • Convulsion (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (35 people)
  • Cyclosporine (16 people)
  • Vincristine Sulfate (15 people)
  • Cyclophosphamide (15 people)
  • Vincristine (13 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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