Review: could Prednisone cause Skin Rash?


Summary

Skin rash 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 Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 139,327 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,225 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 176,486 users)

Skin Rash

Skin rash has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, renal failure acute, diarrhea, malaise (latest reports from 186,667 Skin rash patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

139,327 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 5,225 people (3.75%) have Skin Rash


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Skin rash?

Time on Prednisone when people have Skin Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 52.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.61 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.61 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.78 %
  • 10+ years: 5.84 %

Gender of people who have Skin Rash when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 67.29 %
  • male: 32.71 %

Age of people who have Skin Rash when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.91 %
  • 10-19: 2.66 %
  • 20-29: 4.3 %
  • 30-39: 9.48 %
  • 40-49: 16.46 %
  • 50-59: 23.86 %
  • 60+: 42.13 %

Severity if Skin Rash when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 8 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 36 %
  • most severe: 16 %

How people recovered from Skin Rash **:

  • while on drug: 11.11 %
  • after off the drug: 11.11 %
  • not yet: 77.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,348 people, 25.80%)
  • Pain (378 people, 7.23%)
  • Crohn's Disease (320 people, 6.12%)
  • Osteoporosis (310 people, 5.93%)
  • Hypertension (281 people, 5.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (975 people, 18.66%)
  • Methotrexate (794 people, 15.20%)
  • Folic Acid (744 people, 14.24%)
  • Aspirin (472 people, 9.03%)
  • Zometa (459 people, 8.78%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (1,107 people, 21.19%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (850 people, 16.27%)
  • Pruritus (846 people, 16.19%)
  • Arthralgia (845 people, 16.17%)
  • Dyspnoea (756 people, 14.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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