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 139,330 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,233 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 224,210 users)

Skin Rash

Skin rash has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, diarrhea, pneumonia (latest reports from 254,287 Skin rash patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

139,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 5,233 people (3.76%) have Skin Rash


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Skin rash?

Time on Prednisone when people have Skin Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 52.85 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.46 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.6 %
  • 10+ years: 5.7 %

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

  • female: 67.3 %
  • male: 32.7 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.91 %
  • 10-19: 2.7 %
  • 20-29: 4.31 %
  • 30-39: 9.46 %
  • 40-49: 16.48 %
  • 50-59: 23.82 %
  • 60+: 42.11 %

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 (1,349 people, 25.78%)
  • Pain (375 people, 7.17%)
  • Crohn's Disease (320 people, 6.12%)
  • Osteoporosis (311 people, 5.94%)
  • Hypertension (282 people, 5.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (976 people, 18.65%)
  • Methotrexate (794 people, 15.17%)
  • Folic Acid (745 people, 14.24%)
  • Aspirin (473 people, 9.04%)
  • Zometa (459 people, 8.77%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (1,109 people, 21.19%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (851 people, 16.26%)
  • Pruritus (849 people, 16.22%)
  • Arthralgia (846 people, 16.17%)
  • Dyspnoea (757 people, 14.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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