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Review: could Prednisone cause Upset stomach (Nausea and vomiting)?

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 Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,763 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,942 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 150,066 Prednisone users)

Upset stomach

Upset stomach has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, type 2 diabetes, depression, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 142,444 Upset stomach patients)

On Jan, 25, 2015: 146,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 4,942 people (3.37%) have Upset Stomach.

Trend of Upset stomach in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Upset stomach * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Upset stomach61.70%23.91%4.63%3.86%2.06%1.03%2.83%

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

FemaleMale
Upset stomach66.74%33.26%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Upset stomach0.27%1.30%5.41%7.33%11.47%14.73%21.96%37.54%

Severity of Upset stomach when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Upset stomach17.65%47.06%23.53%11.76%

How people recovered from Upset stomach ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Upset stomach16.67%16.67%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (817 people, 16.53%)
  2. Pain (579 people, 11.72%)
  3. Crohn's disease (379 people, 7.67%)
  4. Osteoporosis (349 people, 7.06%)
  5. Hypertension (318 people, 6.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (1,551 people, 31.38%)
  2. Aspirin (854 people, 17.28%)
  3. Folic acid (852 people, 17.24%)
  4. Methotrexate (784 people, 15.86%)
  5. Humira (689 people, 13.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Ellen (2 years ago):

I have taken prednisone for 2weeks for a bad chest infection. My stomach feels really bloated and very uncomfortable. Really extended. Constipation too. Have drank water and ate veggies, but makes my stomach feel worse.

I am off them now, 2 days, and noticed constipation is going away, but still feel bloated and extended. Lots of gas too !!
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