Review: could Prednisone cause Skin Rash?


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 145,352 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 6,302 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 147,420 users)

Skin Rash

Skin rash has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, renal failure acute, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 142,134 Skin rash patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

145,352 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 6,302 people (4.34%) have Skin Rash

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Skin rash?

Time on Prednisone when people have Skin Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 54.73 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.23 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.4 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.03 %
  • 10+ years: 4.73 %

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

  • female: 65.16 %
  • male: 34.84 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.17 %
  • 2-9: 0.95 %
  • 10-19: 2.8 %
  • 20-29: 4.13 %
  • 30-39: 9.62 %
  • 40-49: 15.67 %
  • 50-59: 23.76 %
  • 60+: 42.91 %

Severity if Skin Rash when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 7.69 %
  • moderate: 38.46 %
  • severe: 34.62 %
  • most severe: 19.23 %

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 (1,242 people)
  • Osteoporosis (325 people)
  • Pain (317 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (274 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (266 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (969 people)
  • Methotrexate (760 people)
  • Folic Acid (729 people)
  • Aspirin (533 people)
  • Zometa (494 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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