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 146,763 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 150,083 Prednisone users)
Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 88,231 Itching patients)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 146,707 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 2,765 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, 22.64%)
- Pain (172 people, 6.22%)
- Asthma (170 people, 6.15%)
- Hypertension (159 people, 5.75%)
- Osteoporosis (108 people, 3.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (701 people, 25.35%)
- Humira (476 people, 17.22%)
- Methotrexate (405 people, 14.65%)
- Folic acid (381 people, 13.78%)
- Aspirin (343 people, 12.41%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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!
PatrickO on Jul, 20, 2012:
Male, 52, diagnosed with Lupus Feb. 2010 (Had it MUCH LONGER not diagnosed) Have Torticollis starting back about 4 years ago. On PREDNISONE dozens of times for Skin & Lung Problems. Been on CYTOXAN BI-WEEKLY for a YEAR, NEULASTA for 8 months, VICODIN on and off for 20 Years with Knee aand Serious Back trouble!
TORTICOLLIIS Pain so severe Blood Pressure goes up to as high as 218/117... Current Have it and No Insuraance. On CELLCEPT and BENLYSTA only Have 10mg PECOCET for pain every 2 hours with NSAIDS and does next to NOTHING! ANY IDEAS as to HOW to Get BACLOFEN or BOTOX Injections in My Neck and under My Scalp to STOP THIS PAIN before I HURT MYSELF? I am sure people have killed themselves over Pain like this with No Sleep for Going on a week right NOW I am losing the ability to COPE AT ALL... Any Ideas are welcome! God Bless (Yes I use ICE and HEAT)
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