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Review: could Prednisone cause Thirst?

Summary: Thirst could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone tab, and have Crohn's disease.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 181 have Thirst. Find out below who they are, when they have Thirst and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 181 people (0.12%) have Thirst. They amount to 0.54% of all the 33,462 people who have Thirst on eHealthMe.

Trend of Thirst in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Thirst * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Thirst77.78%16.67%0.00%5.56%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Thirst when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Thirst50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Thirst when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Thirst0.00%2.67%5.88%11.23%11.76%24.06%22.99%21.39%

Severity of Thirst when taking Prednisone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Thirst ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (17 people, 9.39%)
  2. Osteoporosis (17 people, 9.39%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (16 people, 8.84%)
  4. Pain (14 people, 7.73%)
  5. Arthritis (13 people, 7.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (39 people, 21.55%)
  2. Folic acid (30 people, 16.57%)
  3. Prilosec (29 people, 16.02%)
  4. Fosamax (27 people, 14.92%)
  5. Celebrex (27 people, 14.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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