Could Prednisone cause 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 139,377 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 451 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 231,609 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 46,386 Fibromyalgia patients).

On Dec, 02, 2016

139,377 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 451 people (0.32%) have Fibromyalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Fibromyalgia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Fibromyalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.64 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 45.45 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 83.22 %
  • male: 16.78 %

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.27 %
  • 10-19: 1.09 %
  • 20-29: 1.63 %
  • 30-39: 9.81 %
  • 40-49: 19.62 %
  • 50-59: 28.88 %
  • 60+: 38.69 %

Severity of Fibromyalgia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 11.11 %
  • severe: 55.56 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (116 people, 25.72%)
  • Osteoporosis (105 people, 23.28%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (48 people, 10.64%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (47 people, 10.42%)
  • Osteopenia (43 people, 9.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (115 people, 25.50%)
  • Fosamax (113 people, 25.06%)
  • Celebrex (107 people, 23.73%)
  • Folic Acid (101 people, 22.39%)
  • Zometa (99 people, 21.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (211 people, 46.78%)
  • Osteoarthritis (183 people, 40.58%)
  • Joint Pain (167 people, 37.03%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (152 people, 33.70%)
  • Depression (140 people, 31.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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