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 Osteoporosis. This review analyzes which people have Fibromyalgia with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 247,408 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Jul, 23, 2017

247,408 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 878 people (0.35%) have Fibromyalgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Fibromyalgia?

Time on Prednisone when people have Fibromyalgia *:

  • < 1 month: 28 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 44 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 86.33 %
  • male: 13.67 %

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 1.46 %
  • 20-29: 1.32 %
  • 30-39: 9.81 %
  • 40-49: 21.23 %
  • 50-59: 29.58 %
  • 60+: 36.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (149 people, 16.97%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (67 people, 7.63%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (67 people, 7.63%)
  • High Blood Pressure (58 people, 6.61%)
  • Osteopenia (49 people, 5.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (202 people, 23.01%)
  • Fosamax (144 people, 16.40%)
  • Celebrex (143 people, 16.29%)
  • Zometa (128 people, 14.58%)
  • Folic Acid (119 people, 13.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (302 people, 34.40%)
  • Osteoarthritis (253 people, 28.82%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (242 people, 27.56%)
  • Fatigue (218 people, 24.83%)
  • High Blood Pressure (213 people, 24.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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