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





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 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 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. (view latest outcomes from 150,015 users)

Shortness of breath

Shortness Of Breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.(latest reports from Shortness Of Breath 164,498 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 146,686 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 7,989 people (5.45%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Shortness of breath * :

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

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

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath59.92%40.08%

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

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

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Prednisone ** :

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

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness 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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