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Review: could Prednisone cause Short of breath (Breathing difficulty)?





Summary: Short of breath 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 Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,686 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 7,989 have Short of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Short of breath and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 150,015 users)

Short of breath

Short of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.(latest reports from Short of breath 165,277 patients)

On Dec, 4, 2014: 146,686 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 7,989 people (5.45%) have Short Of Breath.

Trend of Short of breath in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Short of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short of breath58.26%23.68%4.83%4.98%3.74%2.49%2.02%

Gender of people who have Short of breath when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Short of breath59.92%40.08%

Age of people who have Short of breath when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short of breath0.13%0.44%2.07%4.83%8.45%12.80%19.98%51.29%

Severity of Short of breath when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short of breath3.85%46.15%42.31%7.69%

How people recovered from Short of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short of breath5.00%35.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1,246 people, 15.60%)
  2. Asthma (734 people, 9.19%)
  3. Pain (599 people, 7.50%)
  4. Hypertension (598 people, 7.49%)
  5. Osteoporosis (495 people, 6.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (2,583 people, 32.33%)
  2. Aspirin (1,462 people, 18.30%)
  3. Albuterol (1,162 people, 14.54%)
  4. Folic acid (1,071 people, 13.41%)
  5. Methotrexate (977 people, 12.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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