Review: could Prednisone cause Vocal cord paralysis (Laryngeal nerve damage)?
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 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone tab, and have Multiple myeloma. We study 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 47 have Vocal cord paralysis. Find out below who they are, when they have Vocal cord paralysis and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,165 Prednisone users)
Vocal cord paralysis
Vocal cord paralysis has been reported by people with depression, breast cancer metastatic, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 1,134 Vocal cord paralysis patients)
On Apr, 28, 2015: 146,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 47 people (0.03%) have Vocal Cord Paralysis.
Time on Prednisone when people have Vocal cord paralysis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Vocal cord paralysis||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Vocal cord paralysis when taking Prednisone * :
|Vocal cord paralysis||62.50%||37.50% |
Age of people who have Vocal cord paralysis when taking Prednisone * :
|Vocal cord paralysis||0.00%||0.00%||5.26%||0.00%||0.00%||7.89%||18.42%||68.42% |
Severity of Vocal cord paralysis when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Vocal cord paralysis||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Vocal cord paralysis ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Vocal cord paralysis||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (16 people, 34.04%)
- Pain in jaw (10 people, 21.28%)
- Anxiety (10 people, 21.28%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (7 people, 14.89%)
- Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (3 people, 6.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (20 people, 42.55%)
- Zometa (19 people, 40.43%)
- Nexium (18 people, 38.30%)
- Zofran (18 people, 38.30%)
- Lopressor (18 people, 38.30%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Four weeks duration. had scope and ct scan.
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