Prednisone and Upset stomach - from FDA reports


Summary

Upset stomach 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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 7,777 have Upset stomach. Find out below who they are, when they have Upset stomach and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,679 users)

Upset Stomach

Upset stomach has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, pain, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 79,600 Upset stomach patients).

On Feb, 28, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 7,777 people (3.45%) have Upset Stomach


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Upset stomach?

Time on Prednisone when people have Upset Stomach *:

  • < 1 month: 51.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.02 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.15 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.63 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.18 %
  • 10+ years: 2.18 %

Gender of people who have Upset Stomach when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 67.65 %
  • male: 32.35 %

Age of people who have Upset Stomach when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.32 %
  • 2-9: 1.67 %
  • 10-19: 5.73 %
  • 20-29: 7.4 %
  • 30-39: 10.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.49 %
  • 50-59: 21.82 %
  • 60+: 38.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,285 people, 16.52%)
  • Pain (679 people, 8.73%)
  • Crohn's Disease (623 people, 8.01%)
  • High Blood Pressure (522 people, 6.71%)
  • Osteoporosis (358 people, 4.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,104 people, 14.20%)
  • Humira (1,005 people, 12.92%)
  • Folic Acid (809 people, 10.40%)
  • Aspirin (699 people, 8.99%)
  • Lasix (626 people, 8.05%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (4,711 people, 60.58%)
  • Diarrhea (2,664 people, 34.25%)
  • Fever (1,591 people, 20.46%)
  • Fatigue (1,589 people, 20.43%)
  • Abdominal Pain (1,503 people, 19.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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