Review: could Prednisone cause Back pain?
Summary: Back pain could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,364 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,701 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, asthma. Commonly reported side effects of Prednisone include fever, nausea, nausea aggravated, weakness, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Back pain (latest reports from 668,384 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 4,366 people (2.98%) have Back Pain. They amount to 0.65% of all the 667,907 people who have Back Pain on eHealthMe.
Time on Prednisone when people have Back pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Back pain||34.77%||34.77%||10.93%||2.98%||7.95%||5.30%||3.31% |
Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Prednisone * :
|Back pain||63.06%||36.94% |
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Prednisone * :
|Back pain||0.00%||0.39%||3.58%||3.38%||8.77%||15.61%||21.77%||46.51% |
Severity of Back pain when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Back pain||0.00%||60.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Back pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Back pain||0.00%||16.67%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (646 people, 14.80%)
- Osteoporosis (522 people, 11.96%)
- Pain (453 people, 10.38%)
- Multiple myeloma (425 people, 9.73%)
- Depression (244 people, 5.59%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (1,204 people, 27.58%)
- Zometa (1,013 people, 23.20%)
- Aspirin (972 people, 22.26%)
- Aredia (796 people, 18.23%)
- Folic acid (718 people, 16.45%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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william mcniff on Nov, 20, 2012:
No one lost muscle tissue/weight during or after the BMT????Really??? I lost 75lbs during and after my BMT. 205 to 130lbs. I have no muscle mass at all.
It has been over 4 years since my transplant and I still cannot rebuild the lost muscle. This is with
testosterone shots weight training BCAA Whey protein
creatine etc etc etc.
I find it hard to believe muscle wasting did not occur with other patients.
From this study (1 year ago):
Symptoms are intermittent, and do not occur daily. Recovery is fairly rapid, after rest and lying down.
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