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Review: could Prednisone cause Short of breath?

We study 146,581 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 7,986 have Short of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Short of breath and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,890 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Short of breath

Short of breath (latest reports from 1,346,063 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 146,560 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 7,986 people (5.45%) have Short Of Breath. They amount to 0.60% of all the 1,340,863 people who have Short Of Breath on eHealthMe.

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 breath58.22%23.63%4.85%5.01%3.76%2.50%2.03%

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

FemaleMale
Short of breath59.94%40.06%

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%4.84%8.45%12.80%19.99%51.27%

Severity of Short of breath when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short of breath4.35%43.48%43.48%8.70%

How people recovered from Short of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short of breath0.00%33.33%66.67%

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, 32.34%)
  2. Aspirin (1,461 people, 18.29%)
  3. Albuterol (1,162 people, 14.55%)
  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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  • I believe alot of my symptoms are related but after seeing 7 different specialists and them running many different tests I still don't have a diagnosis. Many of the tests are abnormal but nothing seems to fit completely together. My gastroenterologist is referring me to a surgeon for severe gastro reflux that can't be controlled with medication. I can't take the ferrous sulfate because of nausea.

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