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Review: could Prednisone cause Swollen gums (Gums - swollen)?

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 146,792 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 271 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 150,120 Prednisone users)

Swollen gums

Swollen gums (swelling of gums) has been reported by people with metastases to bone, osteoporosis, breast cancer, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 2,629 Swollen gums patients)

On Feb, 24, 2015: 146,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 271 people (0.18%) have Swollen Gums.

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 gums27.27%27.27%27.27%18.18%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Swollen gums68.28%31.72%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Swollen gums0.00%0.00%0.37%0.00%2.99%12.69%24.63%59.33%

Severity of Swollen gums when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Swollen gums0.00%50.00%25.00%25.00%

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, 25.09%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (51 people, 18.82%)
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (36 people, 13.28%)
  4. Metastases to bone (34 people, 12.55%)
  5. Bone pain (28 people, 10.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (219 people, 80.81%)
  2. Aredia (161 people, 59.41%)
  3. Vicodin (102 people, 37.64%)
  4. Percocet (92 people, 33.95%)
  5. Decadron (82 people, 30.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • my asthma is out of control so started taking 2 tabs of 20mg prednisone today. I am using nebulizer with albuterol solution every 3-4 hours for days before starting on prednisone now using ever 5-6 hrs Just took and advil an hour ago for knuckle swelling . I have hypertension and have been treated for it. can prednisone cause knuckle swelling and pain that came on suddenly today?

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Ihave developed swollen lips while dropping from 40mgto 15 mg.

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