Review: could Prednisone cause Urinary Tract Infection?


Urinary tract infection 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 Folic Acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 135,586 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,996 have Urinary tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary tract infection and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 169,045 users)

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 73,693 Urinary tract infection patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

135,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,996 people (2.21%) have Urinary Tract Infection

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Urinary tract infection?

Time on Prednisone when people have Urinary Tract Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 39.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.98 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.2 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.19 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.5 %
  • 10+ years: 2.1 %

Gender of people who have Urinary Tract Infection when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 75.75 %
  • male: 24.25 %

Age of people who have Urinary Tract Infection when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.12 %
  • 2-9: 0.57 %
  • 10-19: 2.05 %
  • 20-29: 5.25 %
  • 30-39: 6.35 %
  • 40-49: 12.05 %
  • 50-59: 19.67 %
  • 60+: 53.93 %

Severity if Urinary Tract Infection when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 11.11 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 22.22 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Urinary Tract Infection **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 28.57 %
  • not yet: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (762 people)
  • Osteoporosis (308 people)
  • Pain (267 people)
  • Hypertension (236 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (193 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (523 people)
  • Methotrexate (502 people)
  • Humira (424 people)
  • Aspirin (418 people)
  • Zometa (411 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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