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Prednisone Side Effects List

Common Prednisone Side Effects


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Abasia 36 reports0.24%
Abdominal Discomfort 32 reports0.21%
Abdominal Distension 51 reports0.34%
Abdominal Pain 143 reports0.95%
Abdominal Pain Upper 62 reports0.41%
Abnormal Behaviour 20 reports0.13%
Abortion Spontaneous 18 reports0.12%
Abscess 13 reports0.09%
Acne 18 reports0.12%
Activities Of Daily Living Impaired 26 reports0.17%
Acute Hepatic Failure 15 reports0.10%
Acute Leukaemia 14 reports0.09%
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia 19 reports0.13%
Acute Myocardial Infarction 18 reports0.12%
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 27 reports0.18%
Acute Respiratory Failure 19 reports0.13%
Adrenal Insufficiency 17 reports0.11%
Aggression 25 reports0.17%
Agitation 41 reports0.27%
Alanine Aminotransferase Increased 29 reports0.19%
Alopecia 66 reports0.44%
Amnesia 23 reports0.15%
Anaemia 128 reports0.85%
Anaphylactic Reaction 18 reports0.12%
Anorexia 14 reports0.09%
Anxiety 88 reports0.58%
Aphasia 21 reports0.14%
Arrhythmia 16 reports0.11%
Arthralgia 215 reports1.43%
Arthritis 47 reports0.31%
Arthropathy 33 reports0.22%
Ascites 26 reports0.17%
Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased 25 reports0.17%
Aspergillosis 25 reports0.17%
Asthenia 174 reports1.15%
Asthma 45 reports0.30%
Atelectasis 21 reports0.14%
Atrial Fibrillation 51 reports0.34%
Back Pain 128 reports0.85%
Bacteraemia 17 reports0.11%
Bacterial Infection 29 reports0.19%
Balance Disorder 23 reports0.15%
Basal Cell Carcinoma 15 reports0.10%
Blister 22 reports0.15%
Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased 14 reports0.09%
Blood Cholesterol Increased 18 reports0.12%
Blood Creatinine Increased 43 reports0.29%
Blood Glucose Increased 88 reports0.58%
Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased 31 reports0.21%
Blood Potassium Decreased 13 reports0.09%
Blood Pressure Decreased 28 reports0.19%
Blood Pressure Increased 68 reports0.45%
Blood Sodium Decreased 16 reports0.11%
Blood Urea Increased 17 reports0.11%
Bone Density Decreased 16 reports0.11%
Bone Disorder 31 reports0.21%
Bone Marrow Failure 32 reports0.21%
Bone Pain 36 reports0.24%
Bradycardia 13 reports0.09%
Brain Abscess 14 reports0.09%
Breast Cancer 14 reports0.09%
Bronchitis 39 reports0.26%
Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis 18 reports0.12%
Burning Sensation 25 reports0.17%
C-reactive Protein Increased 15 reports0.10%
Caesarean Section 18 reports0.12%
Candidiasis 35 reports0.23%
Cardiac Arrest 32 reports0.21%
Cardiac Disorder 18 reports0.12%
Cardiac Failure 32 reports0.21%
Cardiac Failure Congestive 31 reports0.21%
Cardio-respiratory Arrest 22 reports0.15%
Cardiomegaly 15 reports0.10%
Cardiomyopathy 18 reports0.12%
Cataract 53 reports0.35%
Cellulitis 37 reports0.25%
Cerebral Haemorrhage 14 reports0.09%
Cerebral Infarction 13 reports0.09%
Cerebrovascular Accident 44 reports0.29%
Chest Discomfort 36 reports0.24%
Chest Pain 97 reports0.64%
Chills 51 reports0.34%
Cholecystitis Chronic 12 reports0.08%
Cholelithiasis 22 reports0.15%
Cholestasis 17 reports0.11%
Chorioretinopathy 33 reports0.22%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 34 reports0.23%
Clostridial Infection 13 reports0.09%
Coagulopathy 15 reports0.10%
Cognitive Disorder 12 reports0.08%
Colitis 33 reports0.22%
Colitis Ulcerative 58 reports0.38%
Coma 24 reports0.16%
Completed Suicide 12 reports0.08%
Condition Aggravated 117 reports0.78%
Confusional State 96 reports0.64%
Constipation 53 reports0.35%
Contusion 48 reports0.32%
Convulsion 64 reports0.42%
Coronary Artery Disease 12 reports0.08%
Cough 96 reports0.64%
Crohn's Disease 113 reports0.75%
Crying 13 reports0.09%
Cushing's Syndrome 13 reports0.09%
Cushingoid 49 reports0.32%
Cystitis 15 reports0.10%
Cytomegalovirus Infection 30 reports0.20%
Death 100 reports0.66%
Decreased Appetite 62 reports0.41%
Deep Vein Thrombosis 73 reports0.48%
Dehydration 104 reports0.69%
Delirium 14 reports0.09%
Dementia 14 reports0.09%
Depressed Level Of Consciousness 20 reports0.13%
Depression 80 reports0.53%
Device Malfunction 16 reports0.11%
Diabetes Mellitus 91 reports0.60%
Diarrhoea 210 reports1.39%
Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma 19 reports0.13%
Diplopia 13 reports0.09%
Disease Progression 35 reports0.23%
Disease Recurrence 30 reports0.20%
Disorientation 24 reports0.16%
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation 28 reports0.19%
Disturbance In Attention 19 reports0.13%
Dizziness 151 reports1.00%
Dry Mouth 28 reports0.19%
Dysarthria 12 reports0.08%
Dysgeusia 18 reports0.12%
Dyspepsia 31 reports0.21%
Dysphagia 34 reports0.23%
Dysphonia 19 reports0.13%
Dyspnoea 256 reports1.70%
Dyspnoea Exertional 19 reports0.13%
Dysstasia 14 reports0.09%
Dysuria 14 reports0.09%
Ear Pain 12 reports0.08%
Ejection Fraction Decreased 14 reports0.09%
Emotional Distress 25 reports0.17%
Emphysema 16 reports0.11%
Epidural Lipomatosis 23 reports0.15%
Epistaxis 25 reports0.17%
Epstein-barr Virus Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorder 14 reports0.09%
Epstein-barr Virus Infection 28 reports0.19%
Erythema 78 reports0.52%
Escherichia Infection 20 reports0.13%
Eye Disorder 16 reports0.11%
Eye Pain 13 reports0.09%
Eye Swelling 17 reports0.11%
Fall 101 reports0.67%
Fatigue 196 reports1.30%
Fear 13 reports0.09%
Febrile Neutropenia 79 reports0.52%
Feeling Abnormal 54 reports0.36%
Feeling Hot 34 reports0.23%
Femur Fracture 29 reports0.19%
Fistula 15 reports0.10%
Fluid Retention 18 reports0.12%
Flushing 25 reports0.17%
Foot Fracture 12 reports0.08%
Frequent Bowel Movements 13 reports0.09%
Fungal Infection 25 reports0.17%
Gait Disturbance 66 reports0.44%
Gastritis 17 reports0.11%
Gastroenteritis 12 reports0.08%
Gastroenteritis Viral 13 reports0.09%
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage 58 reports0.38%
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease 18 reports0.12%
Glaucoma 23 reports0.15%
Graft Versus Host Disease 14 reports0.09%
Grand Mal Convulsion 13 reports0.09%
Haematemesis 12 reports0.08%
Haematochezia 21 reports0.14%
Haemoglobin Decreased 68 reports0.45%
Haemoptysis 18 reports0.12%
Haemorrhage 36 reports0.24%
Hallucination 33 reports0.22%
Head Injury 13 reports0.09%
Headache 180 reports1.19%
Heart Rate Increased 51 reports0.34%
Hepatic Enzyme Increased 21 reports0.14%
Hepatic Failure 30 reports0.20%
Hepatic Steatosis 17 reports0.11%
Hepatitis 17 reports0.11%
Hepatitis B 25 reports0.17%
Hepatotoxicity 13 reports0.09%
Herpes Simplex 14 reports0.09%
Herpes Zoster 55 reports0.36%
Hip Fracture 16 reports0.11%
Hospitalisation 13 reports0.09%
Hyperglycaemia 69 reports0.46%
Hyperhidrosis 47 reports0.31%
Hyperkalaemia 19 reports0.13%
Hypersensitivity 41 reports0.27%
Hypertension 82 reports0.54%
Hypoaesthesia 56 reports0.37%
Hypokalaemia 32 reports0.21%
Hyponatraemia 46 reports0.30%
Hypotension 80 reports0.53%
Hypoxia 19 reports0.13%
Ill-defined Disorder 16 reports0.11%
Immune Reconstitution Syndrome 20 reports0.13%
Immune System Disorder 19 reports0.13%
Immunosuppression 13 reports0.09%
Impaired Healing 30 reports0.20%
Incorrect Dose Administered 22 reports0.15%
Increased Appetite 18 reports0.12%
Infection 57 reports0.38%
Inflammation 28 reports0.19%
Inflammatory Bowel Disease 15 reports0.10%
Influenza 22 reports0.15%
Influenza Like Illness 21 reports0.14%
Infusion Related Reaction 28 reports0.19%
Injection Site Erythema 45 reports0.30%
Injection Site Haematoma 40 reports0.27%
Injection Site Haemorrhage 29 reports0.19%
Injection Site Pain 100 reports0.66%
Injection Site Pruritus 19 reports0.13%
Injection Site Rash 15 reports0.10%
Injection Site Reaction 15 reports0.10%
Injection Site Swelling 19 reports0.13%
Injury 30 reports0.20%
Insomnia 100 reports0.66%
International Normalised Ratio Increased 16 reports0.11%
Interstitial Lung Disease 27 reports0.18%
Intestinal Obstruction 31 reports0.21%
Irritability 21 reports0.14%
Joint Stiffness 19 reports0.13%
Joint Swelling 55 reports0.36%
Kaposi's Sarcoma 32 reports0.21%
Kidney Fibrosis 14 reports0.09%
Kidney Transplant Rejection 20 reports0.13%
Laceration 13 reports0.09%
Lethargy 17 reports0.11%
Leukocytosis 22 reports0.15%
Leukopenia 34 reports0.23%
Listeriosis 14 reports0.09%
Liver Disorder 14 reports0.09%
Liver Function Test Abnormal 15 reports0.10%
Local Swelling 18 reports0.12%
Localised Infection 15 reports0.10%
Loss Of Consciousness 35 reports0.23%
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection 14 reports0.09%
Lung Disorder 26 reports0.17%
Lung Infection 21 reports0.14%
Lung Infiltration 19 reports0.13%
Lymphadenopathy 32 reports0.21%
Lymphoma 16 reports0.11%
Lymphopenia 16 reports0.11%
Lymphoproliferative Disorder 26 reports0.17%
Malaise 104 reports0.69%
Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy 29 reports0.19%
Memory Impairment 21 reports0.14%
Meningitis 15 reports0.10%
Meningitis Cryptococcal 14 reports0.09%
Mental Status Changes 38 reports0.25%
Metabolic Acidosis 18 reports0.12%
Migraine 15 reports0.10%
Mobility Decreased 19 reports0.13%
Mood Swings 17 reports0.11%
Mucosal Inflammation 17 reports0.11%
Multi-organ Failure 58 reports0.38%
Multiple Myeloma 15 reports0.10%
Muscle Spasms 58 reports0.38%
Muscular Weakness 69 reports0.46%
Musculoskeletal Pain 30 reports0.20%
Musculoskeletal Stiffness 27 reports0.18%
Myalgia 51 reports0.34%
Myelodysplastic Syndrome 18 reports0.12%
Myocardial Infarction 43 reports0.29%
Myopathy 22 reports0.15%
Nasal Congestion 18 reports0.12%
Nasopharyngitis 41 reports0.27%
Nausea 222 reports1.47%
Neck Pain 16 reports0.11%
Nephrolithiasis 18 reports0.12%
Nephrotic Syndrome 17 reports0.11%
Nervous System Disorder 18 reports0.12%
Nervousness 20 reports0.13%
Neuropathy Peripheral 28 reports0.19%
Neutropenia 74 reports0.49%
Night Sweats 17 reports0.11%
No Therapeutic Response 17 reports0.11%
Nocardiosis 20 reports0.13%
Oedema 27 reports0.18%
Oedema Peripheral 148 reports0.98%
Off Label Use 29 reports0.19%
Oral Candidiasis 18 reports0.12%
Oropharyngeal Pain 34 reports0.23%
Osteoarthritis 30 reports0.20%
Osteomyelitis 19 reports0.13%
Osteonecrosis 105 reports0.70%
Osteonecrosis Of Jaw 36 reports0.24%
Osteopenia 20 reports0.13%
Osteoporosis 60 reports0.40%
Pain 210 reports1.39%
Pain In Extremity 159 reports1.05%
Palpitations 42 reports0.28%
Pancreatitis 27 reports0.18%
Pancreatitis Acute 15 reports0.10%
Pancytopenia 46 reports0.30%
Panic Attack 14 reports0.09%
Paraesthesia 41 reports0.27%
Paralysis 13 reports0.09%
Peritonitis 16 reports0.11%
Photosensitivity Reaction 14 reports0.09%
Platelet Count Decreased 55 reports0.36%
Pleural Effusion 44 reports0.29%
Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia 39 reports0.26%
Pneumonia 179 reports1.19%
Pneumonitis 18 reports0.12%
Pollakiuria 23 reports0.15%
Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder 19 reports0.13%
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome 18 reports0.12%
Product Quality Issue 28 reports0.19%
Productive Cough 22 reports0.15%
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy 29 reports0.19%
Prostate Cancer 19 reports0.13%
Proteinuria 17 reports0.11%
Pruritus 83 reports0.55%
Pseudomonas Infection 16 reports0.11%
Psychotic Disorder 35 reports0.23%
Pulmonary Embolism 88 reports0.58%
Pulmonary Hypertension 14 reports0.09%
Pulmonary Oedema 18 reports0.12%
Pyrexia 233 reports1.54%
Rash 89 reports0.59%
Rash Erythematous 17 reports0.11%
Rash Macular 13 reports0.09%
Rash Papular 14 reports0.09%
Rash Pruritic 21 reports0.14%
Rectal Haemorrhage 26 reports0.17%
Renal Disorder 13 reports0.09%
Renal Failure 77 reports0.51%
Renal Failure Acute 71 reports0.47%
Renal Impairment 42 reports0.28%
Respiratory Disorder 13 reports0.09%
Respiratory Distress 17 reports0.11%
Respiratory Failure 64 reports0.42%
Respiratory Tract Congestion 16 reports0.11%
Respiratory Tract Infection 13 reports0.09%
Rheumatoid Arthritis 85 reports0.56%
Rhinorrhoea 13 reports0.09%
Road Traffic Accident 15 reports0.10%
Sepsis 110 reports0.73%
Septic Shock 45 reports0.30%
Shock 19 reports0.13%
Sinusitis 47 reports0.31%
Skin Atrophy 18 reports0.12%
Skin Discolouration 18 reports0.12%
Skin Disorder 14 reports0.09%
Skin Exfoliation 18 reports0.12%
Skin Lesion 27 reports0.18%
Skin Ulcer 31 reports0.21%
Small Intestinal Obstruction 22 reports0.15%
Somnolence 40 reports0.27%
Speech Disorder 17 reports0.11%
Spinal Compression Fracture 19 reports0.13%
Spinal Fracture 16 reports0.11%
Squamous Cell Carcinoma 19 reports0.13%
Staphylococcal Infection 38 reports0.25%
Stomatitis 17 reports0.11%
Stress 15 reports0.10%
Strongyloidiasis 22 reports0.15%
Suicidal Ideation 27 reports0.18%
Swelling 30 reports0.20%
Swelling Face 41 reports0.27%
Syncope 41 reports0.27%
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 15 reports0.10%
Tachycardia 28 reports0.19%
Tendon Rupture 13 reports0.09%
Tendonitis 14 reports0.09%
Therapeutic Response Decreased 26 reports0.17%
Throat Irritation 19 reports0.13%
Thrombocytopenia 65 reports0.43%
Thrombosis 29 reports0.19%
Tinnitus 14 reports0.09%
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis 14 reports0.09%
Toxicity To Various Agents 27 reports0.18%
Transient Ischaemic Attack 13 reports0.09%
Transplant Rejection 22 reports0.15%
Treatment Noncompliance 13 reports0.09%
Tremor 39 reports0.26%
Tumour Lysis Syndrome 16 reports0.11%
Unevaluable Event 16 reports0.11%
Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage 13 reports0.09%
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection 25 reports0.17%
Urinary Tract Infection 68 reports0.45%
Urticaria 61 reports0.40%
Vertigo 14 reports0.09%
Viral Infection 17 reports0.11%
Vision Blurred 61 reports0.40%
Visual Acuity Reduced 22 reports0.15%
Visual Impairment 22 reports0.15%
Vomiting 155 reports1.03%
Weight Decreased 124 reports0.82%
Weight Increased 133 reports0.88%
Wheezing 22 reports0.15%
White Blood Cell Count Decreased 25 reports0.17%
White Blood Cell Count Increased 28 reports0.19%

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