Prednisone side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Prednisone side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Prednisone. The review is based on 302,984 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 309,503 users)


On Feb, 16, 2019

302,984 people who take Prednisone are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Prednisone side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Pneumonia
  • Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  • Weight increased
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
1 - 6 months:
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Weight increased
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by opportunistic infection of brain cells)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Weight decreased
6 - 12 months:
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts)
  • Pneumonia
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Weight decreased
  • Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by opportunistic infection of brain cells)
1 - 2 years:
  • Pneumonia
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight increased
  • Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged)
  • Tooth extraction
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by opportunistic infection of brain cells)
2 - 5 years:
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Pneumonia
  • Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
  • Abscess (pus)
  • Death
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by opportunistic infection of brain cells)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
5 - 10 years:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Weight increased
  • Pneumonia
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Vomiting
  • Abscess (pus)
  • Anxiety
  • Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
10+ years:
  • Abdominal pain upper
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Osteonecrosis of jaw (death of bone of jaw)
  • Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
  • Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Anxiety
  • Dental caries
  • Drug ineffective
not specified:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Death
  • Pneumonia
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pain
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Pain
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Injection site pain
male:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
  • Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Premature baby
  • Secondary immunodeficiency (lack of immunity due to some disease)
  • Viral infection
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Vomiting
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Pneumonia
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Death
2-9:
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Viral infection
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pneumonia
  • Weight decreased
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
10-19:
  • Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  • Vomiting
  • Colitis ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
  • Weight decreased
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight increased
  • Injection site pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
20-29:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Rash
  • Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
30-39:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Injection site pain
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Pain
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
40-49:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Injection site pain
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Pain
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
50-59:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pain
  • Injection site pain
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
60+:
  • Weight decreased
  • Pneumonia
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Death
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • White blood cell count decreased

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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