Prednisone and Weight loss - from FDA reports


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. This review analyzes which people have Weight loss with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 239,595 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 26, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 635 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: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 29.17 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 71.91 %
  • male: 28.09 %

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

  • 0-1: 1.01 %
  • 2-9: 3.04 %
  • 10-19: 4.87 %
  • 20-29: 3.04 %
  • 30-39: 11.76 %
  • 40-49: 19.47 %
  • 50-59: 22.52 %
  • 60+: 34.28 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (102 people, 16.06%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (86 people, 13.54%)
  • Pain (84 people, 13.23%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (57 people, 8.98%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (51 people, 8.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (170 people, 26.77%)
  • Lisinopril (118 people, 18.58%)
  • Albuterol (107 people, 16.85%)
  • Levaquin (106 people, 16.69%)
  • Aredia (99 people, 15.59%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (234 people, 36.85%)
  • Pain (234 people, 36.85%)
  • High Blood Pressure (181 people, 28.50%)
  • Anaemia (178 people, 28.03%)
  • Joint Pain (167 people, 26.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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