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 . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 595 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 231,675 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 27,753 Weight loss patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 595 people (0.26%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Weight loss?

Time on Prednisone when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 8.7 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 34.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.39 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 30.43 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 71.72 %
  • male: 28.28 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.65 %
  • 2-9: 2.16 %
  • 10-19: 3.46 %
  • 20-29: 3.25 %
  • 30-39: 12.34 %
  • 40-49: 19.26 %
  • 50-59: 23.38 %
  • 60+: 35.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (102 people, 17.14%)
  • Pain (82 people, 13.78%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (77 people, 12.94%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (56 people, 9.41%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (51 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (170 people, 28.57%)
  • Lisinopril (118 people, 19.83%)
  • Albuterol (107 people, 17.98%)
  • Levaquin (106 people, 17.82%)
  • Aredia (99 people, 16.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (234 people, 39.33%)
  • Pain (229 people, 38.49%)
  • Anaemia (178 people, 29.92%)
  • High Blood Pressure (166 people, 27.90%)
  • Joint Pain (159 people, 26.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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