Review: could Prednisone cause Upset Stomach?


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 107,593 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,850 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 147,040 users)

Upset Stomach

Upset stomach has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, renal failure acute, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 138,612 Upset stomach patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

107,593 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,850 people (3.58%) have Upset Stomach


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Upset stomach?

Time on Prednisone when people have Upset Stomach *:

  • < 1 month: 56.99 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.99 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.8 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.7 %
  • 10+ years: 3.5 %

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

  • female: 66.54 %
  • male: 33.46 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.24 %
  • 2-9: 1.11 %
  • 10-19: 5.53 %
  • 20-29: 7.64 %
  • 30-39: 11.58 %
  • 40-49: 14.65 %
  • 50-59: 21.95 %
  • 60+: 37.29 %

Severity if Upset Stomach when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 22.22 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

How people recovered from Upset Stomach **:

  • while on drug: 14.29 %
  • after off the drug: 14.29 %
  • not yet: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (483 people)
  • Pain (293 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (229 people)
  • Osteoporosis (208 people)
  • Hypertension (180 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (457 people)
  • Folic Acid (445 people)
  • Aspirin (399 people)
  • Humira (363 people)
  • Lasix (348 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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