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Review: could Prednisone cause Uti (Urinary tract infection)?

Summary: Uti 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 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,299 have Uti. Find out below who they are, when they have Uti and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,165 Prednisone users)

Uti

Uti (urinary tract infection) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 66,240 Uti patients)

On May, 2, 2015: 146,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 3,265 people (2.22%) have Uti.

Trend of Uti in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Uti * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Uti49.41%23.92%12.55%3.92%6.27%2.35%1.57%

Gender of people who have Uti when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Uti73.01%26.99%

Age of people who have Uti when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Uti0.15%0.54%1.74%6.51%6.39%11.35%19.84%53.47%

Severity of Uti when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Uti12.50%75.00%12.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Uti ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Uti0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (885 people, 27.11%)
  2. Osteoporosis (396 people, 12.13%)
  3. Pain (384 people, 11.76%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (280 people, 8.58%)
  5. Hypertension (254 people, 7.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (1,037 people, 31.76%)
  2. Aspirin (772 people, 23.64%)
  3. Folic acid (661 people, 20.25%)
  4. Humira (597 people, 18.28%)
  5. Methotrexate (580 people, 17.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • in 1993, diagnosis of mild auto-immune hepatits which after menopause in about 2004, worsened with limited response to treatment. In 2009, liver transplant required and received. Post transplant, tripe immuno suppresssion therapy required, which has side effects particularly prednisone which has triggered diabetes, avascular necrosis, urinary tract infection, cholesterol, easy bruising, fragile skin, malakoplaquia weak muscles and osteopoenia. Maybe fatigue too.

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  • erin on Apr, 8, 2011:

    I was on wellbutrin when I was 17, and I developed Erythema Nodosum on my shins. They went away when I switched to a dye-free pill. Is it possible that it was the blue dye in the pill that was causing the problems? I just thought I would share since I noticed that the majority of patients who suffered this side effect were in their 50's.

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