Prednisone and Thin blood - from FDA reports


Summary

Thin blood is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cyclophosphamide, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 6,488 have Thin blood. Find out below who they are, when they have Thin blood 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)

Thin Blood

Thin blood has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, preventive health care, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 135,178 Thin blood patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 6,488 people (2.88%) have Thin Blood


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Thin blood?

Time on Prednisone when people have Thin Blood *:

  • < 1 month: 56.2 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.2 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.8 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.4 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.4 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.2 %
  • 10+ years: 1.8 %

Gender of people who have Thin Blood when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 48.29 %
  • male: 51.71 %

Age of people who have Thin Blood when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.48 %
  • 2-9: 1.33 %
  • 10-19: 3.92 %
  • 20-29: 4.54 %
  • 30-39: 6.67 %
  • 40-49: 10.86 %
  • 50-59: 19.24 %
  • 60+: 52.94 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (589 people, 9.08%)
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (409 people, 6.30%)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (342 people, 5.27%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (322 people, 4.96%)
  • Pain (249 people, 3.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cyclophosphamide (767 people, 11.82%)
  • Lasix (626 people, 9.65%)
  • Aspirin (555 people, 8.55%)
  • Methotrexate (529 people, 8.15%)
  • Folic Acid (528 people, 8.14%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anaemia (1,509 people, 23.26%)
  • Fever (1,084 people, 16.71%)
  • Agranulocytosis (1,010 people, 15.57%)
  • Haemoglobin Decreased (909 people, 14.01%)
  • Fatigue (857 people, 13.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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