Review: could Prednisone cause Tachycardia?


Summary

Tachycardia 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 Lasix, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 139,330 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,004 have Tachycardia. Find out below who they are, when they have Tachycardia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 224,214 users)

Tachycardia

Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, hypotension, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 108,501 Tachycardia patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

139,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,004 people (1.44%) have Tachycardia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Tachycardia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Tachycardia *:

  • < 1 month: 54.47 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.07 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.32 %
  • 10+ years: 0.81 %

Gender of people who have Tachycardia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 57.43 %
  • male: 42.57 %

Age of people who have Tachycardia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.6 %
  • 2-9: 1.14 %
  • 10-19: 4.01 %
  • 20-29: 5.99 %
  • 30-39: 9.17 %
  • 40-49: 11.02 %
  • 50-59: 21.39 %
  • 60+: 46.67 %

Severity if Tachycardia when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 41.67 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 8.33 %

How people recovered from Tachycardia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (229 people, 11.43%)
  • Osteoporosis (148 people, 7.39%)
  • Pain (131 people, 6.54%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (104 people, 5.19%)
  • Hypertension (103 people, 5.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (302 people, 15.07%)
  • Aspirin (295 people, 14.72%)
  • Folic Acid (283 people, 14.12%)
  • Methotrexate (246 people, 12.28%)
  • Zometa (233 people, 11.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (575 people, 28.69%)
  • Nausea (426 people, 21.26%)
  • Hypotension (417 people, 20.81%)
  • Pain (415 people, 20.71%)
  • Pyrexia (402 people, 20.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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