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A study for a 63 year old woman who takes Prednisone - from FDA reports

36,903 females aged 63 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 63 year old female patient who has Low Blood Pressure. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Feb, 10, 2019

36,903 females aged 63 (±5) who take Prednisone are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Prednisone for a 63-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 63
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Low Blood Pressure
  • Drugs taken:
    • Prednisone (prednisone)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Fever
  2. Breathing difficulty
  3. Weakness
  4. Nausea and vomiting
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  7. Drug ineffective
  8. Chest pain
  9. Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  10. Stress and anxiety
1 - 6 months:
  1. Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  2. Fever
  3. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by opportunistic infection of brain cells)
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. High blood pressure
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Drug ineffective
  8. Rashes (redness)
  9. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  10. Cellulitis (infection under the skin)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Fall
  2. Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
  3. Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
  4. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
  5. Soft tissue disorder (disease of soft tissue)
  6. Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal)
  7. Pneumonia
  8. Headache (pain in head)
  9. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)
  10. Osteonecrosis of jaw (death of bone of jaw)
1 - 2 years:
  1. High blood pressure
  2. Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
  3. Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  4. Depression
  5. Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
  6. Stress and anxiety
  7. Leukocytosis (increased white blood cells)
  8. Gait disturbance
  9. Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)
  10. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Depression
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Weight decreased
  5. Fall
  6. Impaired healing
  7. Indigestion
  8. Stress and anxiety
  9. Osteonecrosis of jaw (death of bone of jaw)
  10. Pneumonia
5 - 10 years:
  1. Acute kidney failure
  2. Cough
  3. Infection
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Pain
  6. Pneumonia
  7. Aseptic necrosis (the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply)
  8. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  9. Gingivitis (inflammation of gums)
  10. Arthropathy
10+ years:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Breathing difficulty
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Abdominal distension
  5. Fall
  6. Herpes zoster
  7. Pain
  8. Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  9. Cellulitis (infection under the skin)
  10. Leukopenia (less number of white blood cells in blood)
not specified:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Pain
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Joint pain
  6. Breathing difficulty
  7. Weakness
  8. Pneumonia
  9. Headache (pain in head)
  10. Diarrhea

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 2,463 people, 6.67%
  2. Pain : 2,159 people, 5.85%
  3. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 1,399 people, 3.79%
  4. High Blood Cholesterol : 1,200 people, 3.25%
  5. Depression : 1,148 people, 3.11%
  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 1,113 people, 3.02%
  7. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 1,064 people, 2.88%
  8. Preventive Health Care : 977 people, 2.65%
  9. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 861 people, 2.33%
  10. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (malignant (cancer) cells form in the lymph system): 840 people, 2.28%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Methotrexate (6,174 people, 16.73%)
  2. Enbrel (6,039 people, 16.36%)
  3. Humira (5,699 people, 15.44%)
  4. Folic Acid (3,605 people, 9.77%)
  5. Synthroid (2,167 people, 5.87%)
  6. Plaquenil (1,945 people, 5.27%)
  7. Lasix (1,842 people, 4.99%)
  8. Arava (1,699 people, 4.60%)
  9. Remicade (1,656 people, 4.49%)
  10. Omeprazole (1,632 people, 4.42%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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