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Review: could Prednisone cause Transplant rejection?

Summary: Transplant rejection is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Mycophenolate mofetil, and have Immunodeficiency disorders.

We study 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 627 have Transplant rejection. Find out below who they are, when they have Transplant rejection and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,145 Prednisone users)

Transplant rejection

Transplant rejection (a transplant material is not worked) has been reported by people with kidney transplant, prophylaxis against transplant rejection, immunodeficiency disorders, liver transplant, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 3,220 Transplant rejection patients)

On Mar, 28, 2015: 146,809 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 627 people (0.43%) have Transplant Rejection.

Trend of Transplant rejection in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Transplant rejection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Transplant rejection54.29%37.14%5.71%2.86%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Transplant rejection when taking Prednisone * :

Transplant rejection42.71%57.29%

Age of people who have Transplant rejection when taking Prednisone * :

Transplant rejection0.44%2.47%5.97%7.57%16.45%19.65%25.04%22.42%

Severity of Transplant rejection when taking Prednisone ** :


How people recovered from Transplant rejection ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Immunosuppression (99 people, 15.79%)
  2. Renal transplant (86 people, 13.72%)
  3. Transplant rejection (38 people, 6.06%)
  4. Liver transplant (28 people, 4.47%)
  5. Wheezing (25 people, 3.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Mycophenolate mofetil (271 people, 43.22%)
  2. Tacrolimus (251 people, 40.03%)
  3. Prednisone tab (246 people, 39.23%)
  4. Prograf (168 people, 26.79%)
  5. Cellcept (151 people, 24.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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