Review: could Prednisone cause Costochondritis?


Summary

Costochondritis is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Ambien, and have Pain . We study 145,350 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 107 have Costochondritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Costochondritis and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 147,420 users)

Costochondritis

Costochondritis (chest wall pain) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, indigestion, abdominal pain upper, diarrhea, stroke (latest reports from 1,274 Costochondritis patients).

On Jul, 21, 2016

145,350 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 107 people (0.07%) have Costochondritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Costochondritis?

Time on Prednisone when people have Costochondritis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 100 %

Gender of people who have Costochondritis when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 70.48 %
  • male: 29.52 %

Age of people who have Costochondritis when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.02 %
  • 20-29: 2.04 %
  • 30-39: 12.24 %
  • 40-49: 17.35 %
  • 50-59: 27.55 %
  • 60+: 39.8 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (20 people)
  • Osteoporosis (19 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (19 people)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (13 people)
  • Arthritis (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (34 people)
  • Zometa (30 people)
  • Coumadin (30 people)
  • Aredia (30 people)
  • Prilosec (28 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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