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MedsFacts Meta-Analysis covering adverse side effect reports of PREDNISONE patients who developed TUBERCULOSIS.


Introduction: MedsFacts provides MD-approved analysis to help both patients and physicians accurately research and assess the risk-reward trade off for more than 20,000 different pharmaceutical products. The below report offers compiled information from Food & Drug Administration, social media, and MedsFacts user submissions. Between January 2004 and October 2012, 292 individuals taking PREDNISONE reported TUBERCULOSIS to the FDA. A total of 80774 PREDNISONE drug adverse event reaction reports were made with the FDA during this time period. Often the FDA only receives reports of the most critical and severe cases; these numbers may therefore underrepresent the complication rate of the medication.

Topics covered: This page is designed to help you determine the relationship, if any, between PREDNISONE and TUBERCULOSIS. In doing so, we compare PREDNISONE with other drugs that cause TUBERCULOSIS, to help you evaluate whether or not PREDNISONE causes TUBERCULOSIS. Likewise, this page shows the most highly-reported side effects of PREDNISONE, so you can see if TUBERCULOSIS ranks among PREDNISONE's most well-known side effects.

The Dashboard explained: The Dashboard first shows general Summary Statistics for PREDNISONE and TUBERCULOSIS, such as the raw number and percentage of patients in FDA reports who used PREDNISONE and developed TUBERCULOSIS. Next, the Dashboard lists the most common reasons (indications) why PREDNISONE was prescribed for patients. We then display a pie-chart which shows, in aggregate, what we believe represents general physician opinion of the safety of PREDNISONE. This pie-chart summarizes, for all FDA reports covering PREDNISONE, whether or not the treating physician felt PREDNISONE (versus other drugs the patient was taking) was responsible for the adverse side-effects. After the pie-chart, we itemize the most common side effects in FDA studies covering PREDNISONE. You may click on any of these side effects to learn more about them, in general, or specifically for PREDNISONE. Finally, we identify the drugs most widely associated with PREDNISONE in FDA literature. You may also click on any of these drugs to view it's dashboard.

Dashboard view of our research literature concerning PREDNISONE :

Summary Statistics
Reports of PREDNISONE causing TUBERCULOSIS: 292
Reports of any side effect of PREDNISONE : 80774
Percentage of PREDNISONE patients where TUBERCULOSIS is a reported side effect: 0.36150246366405%

FDA reports of any drug causing TUBERCULOSIS : 4295
Average percentage for all medicated patients where TUBERCULOSIS is reported as a complication: 0.026918524614155%
Most frequent diagnoses/indications for prescribing PREDNISONE:
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS ( 4240 patients )
PRODUCT USED FOR UNKNOWN INDICATION ( 3279 patients )
DRUG USE FOR UNKNOWN INDICATION ( 3196 patients )
CROHN'S DISEASE ( 1426 patients )
MULTIPLE MYELOMA ( 1291 patients )
DIFFUSE LARGE B-CELL LYMPHOMA ( 1220 patients )
RENAL TRANSPLANT ( 990 patients )
PROSTATE CANCER ( 849 patients )
NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA ( 662 patients )
ASTHMA ( 555 patients )
Physician opinion on PREDNISONE as adverse event culprit:

(* global)
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