Review: could Prednisone cause Itching?
Summary: Itching is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 146,792 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,766 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching 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)
Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,273 Itching patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 146,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 2,766 people (1.88%) have Itching.
Time on Prednisone when people have Itching * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Itching when taking Prednisone * :
Age of people who have Itching when taking Prednisone * :
Severity of Itching when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Itching ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (626 people, 22.63%)
- Pain (172 people, 6.22%)
- Asthma (170 people, 6.15%)
- Hypertension (159 people, 5.75%)
- Osteoporosis (108 people, 3.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (701 people, 25.34%)
- Humira (476 people, 17.21%)
- Methotrexate (405 people, 14.64%)
- Folic acid (381 people, 13.77%)
- Aspirin (343 people, 12.40%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 weeks ago):
Still taking both these drugs up until today. I feel they temporary take symtoms away, (prednisone) and the rash comes right back immediately & more severe. I was prescribed these meds & i think they create the rashes not cure. I have had many repeat episodes and I am under attack currently. I am not being helped.
From this study (1 year ago):
Seemed to work for a time. Not working on scalp recently. Itching all over body - not rash-related.
From this study (3 years ago):
MissyD on Jul, 31, 2012:
I saw a doctor online that was treating torticollis with an oral device. The muscles in your neck can be seriously affected by you TMJ. If there is an imbalance in your bite it can cause your TMJ to lock up and it can then move into your neck muscles. This may seem far fetched, but I have been a massage therapist for 9 years and I have definitely witnessed the connection between the two. Find a doctor, massage therapist, chiropractor or dentist in your area that does TM release and see if you have any relief. Worse case senerio, it doesn't help, but it promise it is worth a shot!
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