Prednisone and White blood cell count increased - from FDA reports


Summary

White blood cell count increased is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have White blood cell count increased 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, 21, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,846 people (0.77%) have White Blood Cell Count Increased


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Prednisone when people have White Blood Cell Count Increased *:

  • < 1 month: 66.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.49 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.12 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.74 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.12 %

Gender of people who have White Blood Cell Count Increased when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 60.42 %
  • male: 39.58 %

Age of people who have White Blood Cell Count Increased when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.19 %
  • 2-9: 0.77 %
  • 10-19: 3.52 %
  • 20-29: 6.46 %
  • 30-39: 9.53 %
  • 40-49: 15.87 %
  • 50-59: 19.9 %
  • 60+: 43.76 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (271 people, 14.68%)
  • Crohn's Disease (137 people, 7.42%)
  • High Blood Pressure (89 people, 4.82%)
  • Pain (76 people, 4.12%)
  • Kidney Transplant (63 people, 3.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (208 people, 11.27%)
  • Folic Acid (189 people, 10.24%)
  • Humira (187 people, 10.13%)
  • Lasix (155 people, 8.40%)
  • Albuterol (134 people, 7.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fever (411 people, 22.26%)
  • Weakness (302 people, 16.36%)
  • Fatigue (288 people, 15.60%)
  • Nausea (286 people, 15.49%)
  • Haemoglobin Decreased (271 people, 14.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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