Prednisone and Weight loss - from FDA reports
Weight loss is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, 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 247,408 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 19, 2017
247,408 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 654 people (0.26%) have Weight loss
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Prednisone when people have Weight loss *:
- < 1 month: 14.29 %
- 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
- 6 - 12 months: 10.71 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 17.86 %
- 5 - 10 years: 28.57 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Weight loss when taking Prednisone *:
- female: 72.54 %
- male: 27.46 %
Age of people who have Weight loss when taking Prednisone *:
- 0-1: 1.18 %
- 2-9: 3.94 %
- 10-19: 5.13 %
- 20-29: 2.96 %
- 30-39: 11.44 %
- 40-49: 19.13 %
- 50-59: 22.09 %
- 60+: 34.12 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (102 people, 15.60%)
- Pain (85 people, 13.00%)
- Multiple Myeloma (57 people, 8.72%)
- Stress And Anxiety (51 people, 7.80%)
- Breast Cancer (45 people, 6.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zometa (170 people, 25.99%)
- Lisinopril (118 people, 18.04%)
- Levaquin (108 people, 16.51%)
- Albuterol (107 people, 16.36%)
- Aredia (99 people, 15.14%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Pain (237 people, 36.24%)
- Stress And Anxiety (235 people, 35.93%)
- High Blood Pressure (185 people, 28.29%)
- Anaemia (178 people, 27.22%)
- Joint Pain (172 people, 26.30%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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