Review: could Prednisone cause Stroke?
Summary: Stroke 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 Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 146,792 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,474 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,111 Prednisone users)
Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 93,279 Stroke patients)
On Feb, 26, 2015: 146,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,474 people (1.00%) have Stroke.
Time on Prednisone when people have Stroke * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Prednisone * :
Age of people who have Stroke when taking Prednisone * :
Severity of Stroke when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Stroke ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (311 people, 21.10%)
- Osteoporosis (143 people, 9.70%)
- Multiple myeloma (103 people, 6.99%)
- Hypertension (97 people, 6.58%)
- Pain (83 people, 5.63%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (432 people, 29.31%)
- Prednisone tab (406 people, 27.54%)
- Lasix (201 people, 13.64%)
- Methotrexate (200 people, 13.57%)
- Zometa (190 people, 12.89%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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