Prednisone and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness 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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 13,003 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness 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 231,675 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 283,984 Shortness of breath patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 13,003 people (5.77%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Prednisone when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 53.97 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.65 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.65 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.17 %
  • 10+ years: 2.22 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 61.78 %
  • male: 38.22 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.19 %
  • 2-9: 0.43 %
  • 10-19: 1.95 %
  • 20-29: 4.53 %
  • 30-39: 7.12 %
  • 40-49: 12.68 %
  • 50-59: 21.04 %
  • 60+: 52.05 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,943 people, 14.94%)
  • Asthma (1,479 people, 11.37%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (916 people, 7.04%)
  • High Blood Pressure (900 people, 6.92%)
  • Pain (805 people, 6.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,411 people, 10.85%)
  • Lasix (1,369 people, 10.53%)
  • Spiriva (1,328 people, 10.21%)
  • Aspirin (1,217 people, 9.36%)
  • Albuterol (1,191 people, 9.16%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (2,697 people, 20.74%)
  • Fatigue (2,522 people, 19.40%)
  • Cough (2,149 people, 16.53%)
  • Weakness (2,042 people, 15.70%)
  • Pain (1,985 people, 15.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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