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Review: could Prednisone cause Vertigo (Dizziness)?





Summary: Vertigo 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 146,686 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,593 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 150,015 users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Vertigo 162,939 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 146,686 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 4,672 people (3.19%) have Vertigo.

Trend of Vertigo in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Vertigo * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vertigo51.46%18.13%7.31%4.97%9.36%4.97%3.80%

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Vertigo65.80%34.20%

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vertigo0.00%0.24%1.67%5.12%9.41%12.28%20.90%50.38%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo18.18%52.73%25.45%3.64%

How people recovered from Vertigo ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vertigo0.00%8.70%91.30%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (855 people, 18.30%)
  2. Osteoporosis (509 people, 10.89%)
  3. Pain (484 people, 10.36%)
  4. Hypertension (398 people, 8.52%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (370 people, 7.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (1,397 people, 29.90%)
  2. Aspirin (1,088 people, 23.29%)
  3. Folic acid (726 people, 15.54%)
  4. Methotrexate (716 people, 15.33%)
  5. Humira (619 people, 13.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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