Prednisone and Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness - from FDA reports


Summary

Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness 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 Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 12,067 have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,679 users)

Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness

Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 279,155 Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 12,067 people (5.36%) have Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness?

Time on Prednisone when people have Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 42.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.48 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.92 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.38 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.37 %
  • 10+ years: 1.46 %

Gender of people who have Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 61.46 %
  • male: 38.54 %

Age of people who have Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.4 %
  • 10-19: 1.57 %
  • 20-29: 3.26 %
  • 30-39: 6.67 %
  • 40-49: 12.1 %
  • 50-59: 20.84 %
  • 60+: 55.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,800 people, 14.92%)
  • Pain (868 people, 7.19%)
  • Osteoporosis (784 people, 6.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (685 people, 5.68%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (618 people, 5.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,579 people, 13.09%)
  • Humira (1,269 people, 10.52%)
  • Folic Acid (1,266 people, 10.49%)
  • Aspirin (1,200 people, 9.94%)
  • Lasix (1,175 people, 9.74%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (3,456 people, 28.64%)
  • Nausea (2,472 people, 20.49%)
  • Pain (2,267 people, 18.79%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (2,042 people, 16.92%)
  • Fever (1,872 people, 15.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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