Review: could Prednisone cause Vision Problems?


Vision problems is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have High blood pressure . We study 145,350 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Vision problems. Find out below who they are, when they have Vision problems and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 147,420 users)

Vision Problems

Vision problems has been reported by people with stammering, joint stiffness, nightmares, fatigue, hyperkeratosis (latest reports from 364 Vision problems patients).

On Jul, 21, 2016

145,350 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 10 people (0.01%) have Vision Problems

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Vision problems?

Time on Prednisone when people have Vision Problems *:

  • < 1 month: 10 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 40 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 10 %

Gender of people who have Vision Problems when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 80 %
  • male: 20 %

Age of people who have Vision Problems when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 20 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 20 %
  • 50-59: 50 %
  • 60+: 10 %

Severity if Vision Problems when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 75.0 %
  • severe: 12.5 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Vision Problems **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (7 people)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (6 people)
  • Sleep Disorder Due To General Medical Condition, Insomnia Type (3 people)
  • Dermatitis - Atopic (3 people)
  • Acid Reflux (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (3 people)
  • Ramipril (3 people)
  • Multivitamin (3 people)
  • Methotrexate (3 people)
  • Pantoprazole (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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