Prednisone and Vocal cord paralysis - from FDA reports


Summary

Vocal cord paralysis is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 68 have Vocal cord paralysis. Find out below who they are, when they have Vocal cord paralysis and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,679 users)

Vocal Cord Paralysis

Vocal cord paralysis has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, depression, osteoporosis, breast cancer metastatic, high blood pressure (latest reports from 1,440 Vocal cord paralysis patients).

On Feb, 23, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 68 people (0.03%) have Vocal Cord Paralysis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Vocal cord paralysis?

Time on Prednisone when people have Vocal Cord Paralysis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Vocal Cord Paralysis when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 70.15 %
  • male: 29.85 %

Age of people who have Vocal Cord Paralysis when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 10.64 %
  • 20-29: 2.13 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 8.51 %
  • 50-59: 19.15 %
  • 60+: 59.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (18 people, 26.47%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (11 people, 16.18%)
  • Pain In Jaw (11 people, 16.18%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (10 people, 14.71%)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (all) (7 people, 10.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (23 people, 33.82%)
  • Lopressor (22 people, 32.35%)
  • Zofran (21 people, 30.88%)
  • Coumadin (20 people, 29.41%)
  • Nexium (18 people, 26.47%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Swallowing Difficulty (25 people, 36.76%)
  • Pleural Effusion (23 people, 33.82%)
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (23 people, 33.82%)
  • Weight Decreased (22 people, 32.35%)
  • Infection (22 people, 32.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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