Review: could Acetaminophen cause Joint swelling?
Summary: Joint swelling is found among people who take Acetaminophen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 69,449 people who have side effects while taking Acetaminophen from FDA and social media. Among them, 378 have Joint swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint swelling and more.
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Acetaminophen has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 70,718 Acetaminophen users)
Joint swelling has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 23,913 Joint swelling patients)
On Apr, 10, 2015: 69,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Acetaminophen. Among them, 378 people (0.54%) have Joint Swelling.
Time on Acetaminophen when people have Joint swelling * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Joint swelling||41.18%||5.88%||0.00%||29.41%||23.53%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Joint swelling when taking Acetaminophen * :
|Joint swelling||62.15%||37.85% |
Age of people who have Joint swelling when taking Acetaminophen * :
|Joint swelling||0.00%||0.90%||3.29%||5.99%||7.19%||19.46%||16.47%||46.71% |
Severity of Joint swelling when taking Acetaminophen ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Joint swelling||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Joint swelling ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Joint swelling||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (52 people, 13.76%)
- Pain (42 people, 11.11%)
- Multiple myeloma (20 people, 5.29%)
- Hypertension (19 people, 5.03%)
- Crohn's disease (17 people, 4.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (104 people, 27.51%)
- Zometa (65 people, 17.20%)
- Omeprazole (59 people, 15.61%)
- Folic acid (57 people, 15.08%)
- Prednisone (52 people, 13.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Randall Long (2 years ago):
Have a failed lower back fusion and been on low dose hydrocodone for 7 years. Last 3 years I have to have cortizone injections in my knees, and now the xrays shows bone to bone in my shoulder, Doc says its beyond cortizone and gives a numbing injections. Need a shoulder replacement. Is it from long term use of the pain meds or caffeine ?
In fairly good shape, not overweight. Thanks R.Long
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