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Review: could Prednisone cause Fibromyalgia?

Summary: Fibromyalgia is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Prednisone tab, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 146,809 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 506 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from 150,124 Prednisone users)

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, depression, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 27,010 Fibromyalgia patients)

On Mar, 8, 2015: 146,792 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 506 people (0.34%) have Fibromyalgia.

Trend of Fibromyalgia in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Fibromyalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fibromyalgia19.23%3.85%0.00%11.54%3.85%53.85%7.69%

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Fibromyalgia86.46%13.54%

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%1.98%0.88%9.47%22.03%29.07%36.56%

Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fibromyalgia0.00%14.29%57.14%28.57%

How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fibromyalgia20.00%0.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (130 people, 25.69%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (120 people, 23.72%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (54 people, 10.67%)
  4. Breast cancer (47 people, 9.29%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (46 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (165 people, 32.61%)
  2. Fosamax (139 people, 27.47%)
  3. Methotrexate (129 people, 25.49%)
  4. Celebrex (128 people, 25.30%)
  5. Zometa (121 people, 23.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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