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Review: could Prednisone cause Skin depigmentation?

Summary: Skin depigmentation could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, also take Norvasc, and have Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging brain.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Skin depigmentation. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin depigmentation and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 22 people (0.02%) have Skin Depigmentation. They amount to 1.37% of all the 1,610 people who have Skin Depigmentation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin depigmentation in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Skin depigmentation * :


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

Skin depigmentation72.73%27.27%

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

Skin depigmentation0.00%0.00%4.76%57.14%0.00%14.29%14.29%9.52%

Severity of Skin depigmentation when taking Prednisone ** :


How people recovered from Skin depigmentation ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging brain (12 people, 54.55%)
  2. Pain (7 people, 31.82%)
  3. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging abdominal (6 people, 27.27%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (5 people, 22.73%)
  5. Convulsion (4 people, 18.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Norvasc (12 people, 54.55%)
  2. Phoslo (12 people, 54.55%)
  3. Cytoxan (12 people, 54.55%)
  4. Epogen (12 people, 54.55%)
  5. Magnevist (12 people, 54.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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