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 Pain. This review analyzes which people have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness 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 Sep, 20, 2017

247,408 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 13,174 people (5.32%) 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: 42.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.62 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.31 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.49 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.49 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.66 %

Gender of people who have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 61.36 %
  • male: 38.64 %

Age of people who have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.38 %
  • 10-19: 1.58 %
  • 20-29: 3.3 %
  • 30-39: 6.5 %
  • 40-49: 11.96 %
  • 50-59: 21.0 %
  • 60+: 55.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (934 people, 7.09%)
  • Osteoporosis (812 people, 6.16%)
  • High Blood Pressure (758 people, 5.75%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (644 people, 4.89%)
  • Crohn's Disease (539 people, 4.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,579 people, 11.99%)
  • Humira (1,405 people, 10.66%)
  • Folic Acid (1,266 people, 9.61%)
  • Lasix (1,222 people, 9.28%)
  • Aspirin (1,200 people, 9.11%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (3,870 people, 29.38%)
  • Nausea (2,669 people, 20.26%)
  • Pain (2,505 people, 19.01%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (2,271 people, 17.24%)
  • Joint Pain (2,015 people, 15.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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