Review: could Prednisone cause Itching?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 27, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 146,485 people who take Prednisone. Among them, 2,756 have Itching. See who they are, when they have Itching and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,621 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, asthma. Commonly reported side effects of Prednisone include fever, nausea aggravated, nausea, weakness, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Itching (latest reports from 515,495 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 140,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 2,648 people (1.88%) have Itching.
Time on Prednisone when people have Itching * :
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Gender of people who have Itching when taking Prednisone * :
Age of people who have Itching when taking Prednisone * :
Severity of Itching when taking Prednisone ** :
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How people recovered from Itching ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (613 people, 23.15%)
- Pain (163 people, 6.16%)
- Asthma (158 people, 5.97%)
- Hypertension (152 people, 5.74%)
- Crohn's disease (104 people, 3.93%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (671 people, 25.34%)
- Humira (474 people, 17.90%)
- Methotrexate (391 people, 14.77%)
- Folic acid (373 people, 14.09%)
- Aspirin (328 people, 12.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 months ago):
Seemed to work for a time. Not working on scalp recently. Itching all over body - not rash-related.
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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)
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!
From this study (5 years ago):
I went on this drug combination for a terrible case of poison ivy. The poison ivy has been helped, but I have widespread itching (with not additional rash) all over my body.
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