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Review: could Prednisone cause Costochondritis?

Summary: Costochondritis is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Ambien, and have Pain.

We study 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 91 have Costochondritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Costochondritis and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,145 Prednisone users)


Costochondritis (chest wall pain) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, osteopenia, birth control, depression. (latest reports from 1,333 Costochondritis patients)

On Apr, 6, 2015: 146,809 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 91 people (0.06%) have Costochondritis.

Trend of Costochondritis in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Costochondritis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Costochondritis when taking Prednisone * :


Age of people who have Costochondritis when taking Prednisone * :


Severity of Costochondritis when taking Prednisone ** :


How people recovered from Costochondritis ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (40 people, 43.96%)
  2. Osteoporosis (29 people, 31.87%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (28 people, 30.77%)
  4. Arthritis (24 people, 26.37%)
  5. Muscle spasms (20 people, 21.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (43 people, 47.25%)
  2. Prevacid (42 people, 46.15%)
  3. Zometa (39 people, 42.86%)
  4. Coumadin (39 people, 42.86%)
  5. Aredia (39 people, 42.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

C Edwards (3 years ago):

I must be in that .06%. Had a nasty sinus infection that was not abated by antibiotics x2 so was prescribed Prednisone. Approx 30-45 days after my treatment finished (and my sinus infection was cured) my OB/GYN found a lump in my chest "the size of a golfball" during a routine breast exam. Underwent many tests and finally had a referral to an Oncologist. He took one look at test results and asked me if I'd recently been on Prednisone, that I had no worries with cancer, but I did have costocondritis and that I shouldn't worry. His office visit took maybe 5 minutes.
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