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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 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 449 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 150,165 Prednisone users)

Weight loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 20,334 Weight loss patients)

On May, 13, 2015: 146,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 449 people (0.31%) have Weight Loss.

Trend of Weight loss in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Weight loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight loss0.00%39.13%17.39%0.00%8.70%34.78%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Weight loss71.58%28.42%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight loss0.00%1.01%3.27%2.01%12.56%19.85%22.36%38.94%

Severity of Weight loss when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight loss0.00%71.43%28.57%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight loss0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (82 people, 18.26%)
  2. Pain (79 people, 17.59%)
  3. Sleep disorder (53 people, 11.80%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (50 people, 11.14%)
  5. Anxiety (48 people, 10.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (149 people, 33.18%)
  2. Prednisone tab (123 people, 27.39%)
  3. Lisinopril (113 people, 25.17%)
  4. Aspirin (111 people, 24.72%)
  5. Albuterol (101 people, 22.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • coolaero on Feb, 7, 2015:

    there wont be side effect other that DEATH

    Reply

    peanuts on Mar, 31, 2010:

    my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????

    Reply

    mtntexas on May, 11, 2013:

    Just ask John Belushi

    Reply

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