Prednisone and Cartilage injury - from FDA reports


Summary

Cartilage injury 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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 88 have Cartilage injury. Find out below who they are, when they have Cartilage injury and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,675 users)

Cartilage Injury

Cartilage injury has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 1,685 Cartilage injury patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 88 people (0.04%) have Cartilage Injury


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Cartilage injury?

Time on Prednisone when people have Cartilage Injury *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cartilage Injury when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 80 %
  • male: 20 %

Age of people who have Cartilage Injury when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 9.09 %
  • 30-39: 13.64 %
  • 40-49: 19.7 %
  • 50-59: 19.7 %
  • 60+: 37.88 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (45 people, 51.14%)
  • Pain (11 people, 12.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (7 people, 7.95%)
  • Arthritis (6 people, 6.82%)
  • Anaemia (5 people, 5.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (27 people, 30.68%)
  • Humira (23 people, 26.14%)
  • Folic Acid (15 people, 17.05%)
  • Enbrel (12 people, 13.64%)
  • Actemra (9 people, 10.23%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (37 people, 42.05%)
  • Fatigue (17 people, 19.32%)
  • Weakness (16 people, 18.18%)
  • Pain (16 people, 18.18%)
  • Fall (16 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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