Review: could Prednisone cause Bone Pain?


Bone 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 Osteoporosis . We study 135,588 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,229 have Bone pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone pain and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 176,486 users)

Bone Pain

Bone pain has been reported by people with weight decreased, breathing difficulty, constipation, diarrhea, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 24,435 Bone pain patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

135,588 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,229 people (0.91%) have Bone Pain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Bone pain?

Time on Prednisone when people have Bone Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 49.21 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.4 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.94 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 60.95 %
  • male: 39.05 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.67 %
  • 10-19: 2.4 %
  • 20-29: 2.5 %
  • 30-39: 5.87 %
  • 40-49: 16.54 %
  • 50-59: 25.19 %
  • 60+: 46.83 %

Severity if Bone Pain when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 20 %

How people recovered from Bone Pain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (168 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (140 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (118 people)
  • Pain (111 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (90 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (437 people)
  • Aredia (309 people)
  • Protonix (202 people)
  • Nexium (193 people)
  • Percocet (183 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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