Prednisone and Sleepiness - from FDA reports


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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Sleepiness with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 239,595 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 21, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,471 people (1.03%) have Sleepiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Sleepiness?

Time on Prednisone when people have Sleepiness *:

  • < 1 month: 59.34 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.2 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.1 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.1 %
  • 10+ years: 1.1 %

Gender of people who have Sleepiness when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 65.81 %
  • male: 34.19 %

Age of people who have Sleepiness when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.15 %
  • 2-9: 0.75 %
  • 10-19: 4.8 %
  • 20-29: 3.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.8 %
  • 40-49: 13.56 %
  • 50-59: 22.91 %
  • 60+: 49.02 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (378 people, 15.30%)
  • Pain (258 people, 10.44%)
  • High Blood Pressure (199 people, 8.05%)
  • Asthma (158 people, 6.39%)
  • Depression (138 people, 5.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (302 people, 12.22%)
  • Lyrica (256 people, 10.36%)
  • Lasix (242 people, 9.79%)
  • Humira (206 people, 8.34%)
  • Folic Acid (205 people, 8.30%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (845 people, 34.20%)
  • Weakness (550 people, 22.26%)
  • Pain (427 people, 17.28%)
  • Dizziness (426 people, 17.24%)
  • Headache (420 people, 17.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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