Prednisone and Fibromyalgia - from FDA reports


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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 790 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 rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,679 users)

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) has been reported by people with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, pain, depression (latest reports from 46,492 Fibromyalgia patients).

On Feb, 09, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 790 people (0.35%) have Fibromyalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Fibromyalgia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Fibromyalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.64 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 86.45 %
  • male: 13.55 %

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 1.63 %
  • 20-29: 1.31 %
  • 30-39: 9.8 %
  • 40-49: 20.75 %
  • 50-59: 30.72 %
  • 60+: 35.62 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (243 people, 30.76%)
  • Osteoporosis (146 people, 18.48%)
  • Pain (77 people, 9.75%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (65 people, 8.23%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (65 people, 8.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (202 people, 25.57%)
  • Fosamax (141 people, 17.85%)
  • Celebrex (138 people, 17.47%)
  • Zometa (128 people, 16.20%)
  • Folic Acid (119 people, 15.06%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (322 people, 40.76%)
  • Joint Pain (280 people, 35.44%)
  • Osteoarthritis (245 people, 31.01%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (224 people, 28.35%)
  • Fatigue (201 people, 25.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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