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Review: could Prednisone cause Sleepiness (Drowsiness)?

Summary: Sleepiness 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 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,358 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,145 Prednisone users)

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 69,953 Sleepiness patients)

On Apr, 12, 2015: 146,809 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,358 people (0.93%) have Sleepiness.

Trend of Sleepiness in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Sleepiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleepiness60.00%22.50%10.00%1.25%5.00%0.00%1.25%

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Sleepiness60.34%39.66%

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleepiness0.00%1.18%4.39%2.90%4.08%14.12%24.08%49.25%

Severity of Sleepiness when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleepiness5.56%33.33%50.00%11.11%

How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleepiness0.00%28.57%71.43%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (183 people, 13.48%)
  2. Pain (171 people, 12.59%)
  3. Hypertension (115 people, 8.47%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (100 people, 7.36%)
  5. Depression (89 people, 6.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (438 people, 32.25%)
  2. Lasix (243 people, 17.89%)
  3. Aspirin (223 people, 16.42%)
  4. Methotrexate (187 people, 13.77%)
  5. Folic acid (182 people, 13.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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