Review: could Prednisone cause Shortness Of Breath?


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 Folic Acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 139,332 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 7,457 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 224,214 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, chest pain, pain, pneumonia, malaise (latest reports from 274,240 Shortness of breath patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

139,332 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 7,457 people (5.35%) 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: 52.21 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.01 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.23 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.12 %
  • 10+ years: 2.6 %

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

  • female: 61.45 %
  • male: 38.55 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.18 %
  • 2-9: 0.43 %
  • 10-19: 2.05 %
  • 20-29: 4.82 %
  • 30-39: 7.69 %
  • 40-49: 12.68 %
  • 50-59: 20.93 %
  • 60+: 51.22 %

Severity if Shortness Of Breath when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 6.25 %
  • moderate: 46.88 %
  • severe: 40.62 %
  • most severe: 6.25 %

How people recovered from Shortness Of Breath **:

  • while on drug: 3.85 %
  • after off the drug: 30.77 %
  • not yet: 65.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,119 people, 15.01%)
  • Asthma (685 people, 9.19%)
  • Hypertension (526 people, 7.05%)
  • Pain (471 people, 6.32%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (415 people, 5.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (903 people, 12.11%)
  • Albuterol (896 people, 12.02%)
  • Aspirin (866 people, 11.61%)
  • Lasix (829 people, 11.12%)
  • Methotrexate (815 people, 10.93%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (1,347 people, 18.06%)
  • Pain (1,288 people, 17.27%)
  • Cough (1,201 people, 16.11%)
  • Chest Pain (1,169 people, 15.68%)
  • Nausea (1,165 people, 15.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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