Prednisone and Back pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Back pain 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 Zometa, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Back pain with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 239,595 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 02, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 6,841 people (2.86%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Back pain?

Time on Prednisone when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 35.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.1 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.36 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.34 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.37 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.69 %
  • 10+ years: 3.68 %

Gender of people who have Back Pain when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 64.92 %
  • male: 35.08 %

Age of people who have Back Pain when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.02 %
  • 2-9: 0.43 %
  • 10-19: 3.18 %
  • 20-29: 3.94 %
  • 30-39: 7.57 %
  • 40-49: 13.66 %
  • 50-59: 22.72 %
  • 60+: 48.48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,322 people, 19.32%)
  • Osteoporosis (653 people, 9.55%)
  • Pain (607 people, 8.87%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (500 people, 7.31%)
  • High Blood Pressure (470 people, 6.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (1,128 people, 16.49%)
  • Methotrexate (1,002 people, 14.65%)
  • Aredia (869 people, 12.70%)
  • Humira (813 people, 11.88%)
  • Folic Acid (751 people, 10.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (2,051 people, 29.98%)
  • Joint Pain (2,026 people, 29.62%)
  • Fatigue (1,752 people, 25.61%)
  • Weakness (1,596 people, 23.33%)
  • Pain In Extremity (1,525 people, 22.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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