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Review: could Prednisone cause Stress (Stress and anxiety)?

Summary: Stress 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 Zometa, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 146,763 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,645 have Stress. Find out below who they are, when they have Stress and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,083 Prednisone users)

Stress

Stress has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain. (latest reports from 195,546 Stress patients)

On Jan, 2, 2015: 146,707 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 4,645 people (3.17%) have Stress.

Trend of Stress in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Stress * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stress31.09%20.59%7.14%19.54%13.87%4.62%3.15%

Gender of people who have Stress when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Stress62.25%37.75%

Age of people who have Stress when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stress0.00%0.46%3.20%6.26%10.18%15.31%27.30%37.28%

Severity of Stress when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Stress4.76%61.90%23.81%9.52%

How people recovered from Stress ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Stress8.33%25.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (660 people, 14.21%)
  2. Pain (565 people, 12.16%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (526 people, 11.32%)
  4. Depression (369 people, 7.94%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (350 people, 7.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (1,577 people, 33.95%)
  2. Prednisone tab (1,240 people, 26.70%)
  3. Aspirin (1,132 people, 24.37%)
  4. Aredia (1,128 people, 24.28%)
  5. Lasix (1,004 people, 21.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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