Meticorten and Aortic calcification - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Aortic calcification is reported only by a few people who take Meticorten.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Meticorten and have Aortic calcification. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,611 people who have side effects while taking Meticorten from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 22, 2022

1,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Meticorten.
Among them, 4 people (0.25%) have Aortic calcification.

What is Meticorten?

Meticorten has active ingredients of prednisone. eHealthMe is studying from 1,622 Meticorten users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Aortic calcification?

Aortic calcification (aortic calcification sign of heart valve disease) is found to be associated with 678 drugs and 325 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Meticorten and Aortic calcification reports submitted per year:

Could Meticorten cause Aortic calcification?

Gender of people who have Aortic calcification when taking Meticorten *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Aortic calcification when taking Meticorten *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Common drugs people take besides Meticorten *:

  1. Fosamax: 3 people, 75.00%
  2. Ultram: 2 people, 50.00%
  3. Plaquenil: 2 people, 50.00%
  4. Forteo: 2 people, 50.00%
  5. Zoladex: 1 person, 25.00%
  6. Fosinopril Sodium: 1 person, 25.00%
  7. Atrovent: 1 person, 25.00%
  8. Casodex: 1 person, 25.00%
  9. Combivent: 1 person, 25.00%
  10. Flunisolide: 1 person, 25.00%

Common side effects people have besides Aortic calcification *:

  1. Diarrhea: 3 people, 75.00%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 3 people, 75.00%
  3. Liver Function Test Abnormal: 3 people, 75.00%
  4. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 3 people, 75.00%
  5. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 3 people, 75.00%
  6. Drug Ineffective: 3 people, 75.00%
  7. Rickets (softening of bones): 3 people, 75.00%
  8. Weight Increased: 2 people, 50.00%
  9. Gingival Bleeding (bleeding gums): 2 people, 50.00%
  10. Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body): 2 people, 50.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 3 people, 75.00%
  2. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue): 2 people, 50.00%
  3. Thyroid Diseases: 1 person, 25.00%
  4. Primary Myelofibrosis (primary disorder of the bone marrow): 1 person, 25.00%
  5. Heart Rate Irregular: 1 person, 25.00%
  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 1 person, 25.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Meticorten and have Aortic calcification?

Check whether Aortic calcification is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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Common drugs associated with Aortic calcification:

All the drugs that are associated with Aortic calcification:

Common conditions associated with Aortic calcification:

All the conditions that are associated with Aortic calcification:

How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on prednisone (the active ingredients of Meticorten) and Meticorten (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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