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 146,792 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 has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,120 Prednisone users)
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 Jan, 31, 2015: 146,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 504 people (0.34%) have Fibromyalgia.
Time on Prednisone when people have Fibromyalgia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone * :
Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone * :
Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (130 people, 25.79%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (120 people, 23.81%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (54 people, 10.71%)
- Breast cancer (47 people, 9.33%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (46 people, 9.13%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (165 people, 32.74%)
- Fosamax (139 people, 27.58%)
- Methotrexate (129 people, 25.60%)
- Celebrex (128 people, 25.40%)
- Zometa (121 people, 24.01%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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SunnySky on Oct, 2, 2014:
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