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Review: could Prednisone cause Back pain?

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 Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,792 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,368 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,120 Prednisone users)

Back pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,077 Back pain patients)

On Feb, 23, 2015: 146,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 4,368 people (2.98%) have Back Pain.

Trend of Back pain in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Back pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Back pain34.87%34.54%10.86%2.96%7.89%5.59%3.29%

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

FemaleMale
Back pain63.07%36.93%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Back pain0.00%0.39%3.57%3.38%8.77%15.60%21.76%46.53%

Severity of Back pain when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Back pain0.00%58.33%33.33%8.33%

How people recovered from Back pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Back pain0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (647 people, 14.81%)
  2. Osteoporosis (522 people, 11.95%)
  3. Pain (453 people, 10.37%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (425 people, 9.73%)
  5. Depression (244 people, 5.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (1,204 people, 27.56%)
  2. Zometa (1,013 people, 23.19%)
  3. Aspirin (972 people, 22.25%)
  4. Aredia (796 people, 18.22%)
  5. Folic acid (718 people, 16.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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