Prednisone and A-fib - from FDA reports


Summary

A-fib 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 Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have A-fib with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 247,408 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 19, 2017

247,408 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,685 people (1.49%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause A-fib?

Time on Prednisone when people have A-fib *:

  • < 1 month: 39.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.98 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.2 %
  • 10+ years: 1.68 %

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 50.2 %
  • male: 49.8 %

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.1 %
  • 10-19: 0.59 %
  • 20-29: 0.94 %
  • 30-39: 1.56 %
  • 40-49: 5.01 %
  • 50-59: 13.6 %
  • 60+: 78.16 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (323 people, 8.77%)
  • High Blood Pressure (203 people, 5.51%)
  • Osteoporosis (187 people, 5.07%)
  • Pain (179 people, 4.86%)
  • Preventive Health Care (136 people, 3.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (685 people, 18.59%)
  • Coumadin (651 people, 17.67%)
  • Digoxin (608 people, 16.50%)
  • Aspirin (590 people, 16.01%)
  • Methotrexate (439 people, 11.91%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (701 people, 19.02%)
  • Pneumonia (679 people, 18.43%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (664 people, 18.02%)
  • Weakness (641 people, 17.39%)
  • Hypotension (562 people, 15.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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