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Review: could Prednisone cause White blood cell count increased?

We study 146,589 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,362 have White blood cell count increased. Find out below who they are, when they have White blood cell count increased and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,898 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

White blood cell count increased

White blood cell count increased (latest reports from 131,814 patients) has been reported by people with schizophrenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Aug, 10, 2014: 146,553 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,362 people (0.93%) have White Blood Cell Count Increased. They amount to 1.03% of all the 131,800 people who have White Blood Cell Count Increased on eHealthMe.

Trend of White blood cell count increased in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have White blood cell count increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
White blood cell count increased59.70%25.37%4.48%1.49%8.96%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have White blood cell count increased when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
White blood cell count increased59.05%40.95%

Age of people who have White blood cell count increased when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
White blood cell count increased0.24%0.72%3.67%6.38%8.78%17.00%20.27%42.94%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (184 people, 13.51%)
  2. Crohn's disease (104 people, 7.64%)
  3. Hypertension (59 people, 4.33%)
  4. Osteoporosis (53 people, 3.89%)
  5. Pain (46 people, 3.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (363 people, 26.65%)
  2. Folic acid (195 people, 14.32%)
  3. Methotrexate (182 people, 13.36%)
  4. Aspirin (166 people, 12.19%)
  5. Remicade (141 people, 10.35%)

* 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 (21 hours ago):

  • I went to a Rheumatologist and he said I have Hashimoto disease and said its not serious enough to take meds for. The test is - Thyroid Peroxidase Antiboties - my number is 363. It says that is should be <9. I was wondering if these medications I am on could be causing abnormal reading. I do have severe inflammation due to serious injuries.

    Reply

    matypoe on Aug, 28, 2014:

    Please get treated! Go to a functional medicine doctor...those antibodies are way too high, no matter what the root cause...pick up the book Stop the Thyroid Madness, as well as The Root Cause by Isabela Wentz. Also check out Mary Shomon. There are FB Support Groups as well, including Hashimoto's 411, For Thyroid Patients Only, several others to find information and support, where we are all Hashi's sufferers. Please be your own best advocate and get to the right doctor (not an endo despite what you may have been led to believe) who will actually help you! I am a long time Hashimoto's patient, trust me!

    Reply

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Just started prednisone 12 hrs ago

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