Prednisone and Swollen gums - from FDA reports


Summary

Swollen gums is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Osteoporosis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 320 have Swollen gums. Find out below who they are, when they have Swollen gums and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,675 users)

Swollen Gums

Swollen gums (swelling of gums) has been reported by people with metastases to bone, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, breast cancer, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 3,608 Swollen gums patients).

On Feb, 06, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 320 people (0.14%) have Swollen Gums


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Swollen gums?

Time on Prednisone when people have Swollen Gums *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 42.86 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Swollen Gums when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 71.47 %
  • male: 28.53 %

Age of people who have Swollen Gums when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.06 %
  • 30-39: 2.46 %
  • 40-49: 11.97 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 59.51 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (72 people, 22.50%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (47 people, 14.69%)
  • Metastases To Bone (43 people, 13.44%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (37 people, 11.56%)
  • Bone Pain (28 people, 8.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (231 people, 72.19%)
  • Aredia (162 people, 50.62%)
  • Percocet (101 people, 31.56%)
  • Vicodin (96 people, 30.00%)
  • Decadron (84 people, 26.25%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (221 people, 69.06%)
  • Osteomyelitis (185 people, 57.81%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (176 people, 55.00%)
  • Bone Disorder (164 people, 51.25%)
  • Pain In Jaw (161 people, 50.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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