Review: could Prednisone cause Weight Loss?


Summary

Weight loss 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 Zometa, and have Depression . We study 139,330 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 383 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 224,214 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with drug ineffective, diarrhea, malaise, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 26,650 Weight loss patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

139,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 383 people (0.27%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Weight loss?

Time on Prednisone when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 9.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 38.1 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.81 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Loss when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 72.75 %
  • male: 27.25 %

Age of people who have Weight Loss when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.29 %
  • 10-19: 1.61 %
  • 20-29: 2.58 %
  • 30-39: 12.58 %
  • 40-49: 19.03 %
  • 50-59: 23.55 %
  • 60+: 39.35 %

Severity if Weight Loss when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 57.14 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 28.57 %
  • not yet: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (64 people, 16.71%)
  • Pain (58 people, 15.14%)
  • Breast Cancer (37 people, 9.66%)
  • Anxiety (37 people, 9.66%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (36 people, 9.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (127 people, 33.16%)
  • Lisinopril (86 people, 22.45%)
  • Levaquin (86 people, 22.45%)
  • Albuterol (81 people, 21.15%)
  • Aredia (74 people, 19.32%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (167 people, 43.60%)
  • Pain (163 people, 42.56%)
  • Anaemia (133 people, 34.73%)
  • Osteoarthritis (109 people, 28.46%)
  • Depression (108 people, 28.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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