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Review: could Prednisone cause Swollen gums?

Summary: Swollen gums could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Zometa, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 269 have Swollen gums. Find out below who they are, when they have Swollen gums and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,701 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Swollen gums

Swollen gums (swelling of gums) (latest reports from 27,028 patients) has been reported by people with metastases to bone, osteoporosis, breast cancer, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 146,410 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 269 people (0.18%) have Swollen Gums. They amount to 1.00% of all the 27,012 people who have Swollen Gums on eHealthMe.

Trend of Swollen gums in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Swollen gums * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Swollen gums22.22%22.22%33.33%22.22%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Swollen gums68.40%31.60%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Swollen gums0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.01%12.41%24.81%59.77%

Severity of Swollen gums when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Swollen gums0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Swollen gums ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Swollen gums0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (68 people, 25.28%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (51 people, 18.96%)
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (36 people, 13.38%)
  4. Metastases to bone (34 people, 12.64%)
  5. Bone pain (28 people, 10.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (219 people, 81.41%)
  2. Aredia (161 people, 59.85%)
  3. Vicodin (102 people, 37.92%)
  4. Percocet (92 people, 34.20%)
  5. Decadron (82 people, 30.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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