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Review: could Prednisone cause Thin blood?

Summary: Thin blood could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone tab, and have Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,248 have Thin blood. Find out below who they are, when they have Thin blood and more.

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Prednisone

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

Thin blood

Thin blood (latest reports from 242,874 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,633 people (1.11%) have Thin Blood. They amount to 0.69% of all the 235,169 people who have Thin Blood on eHealthMe.

Trend of Thin blood in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Thin blood * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Thin blood65.44%28.68%5.15%0.00%0.74%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Thin blood44.38%55.62%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Thin blood0.27%1.48%3.71%5.12%7.01%10.78%19.88%51.75%

Severity of Thin blood when taking Prednisone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Thin blood ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (186 people, 11.39%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (108 people, 6.61%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (75 people, 4.59%)
  4. Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (48 people, 2.94%)
  5. Renal transplant (47 people, 2.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (461 people, 28.23%)
  2. Aspirin (231 people, 14.15%)
  3. Cyclophosphamide (223 people, 13.66%)
  4. Folic acid (166 people, 10.17%)
  5. Vincristine (165 people, 10.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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