Prednisone and Muscle aches - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle aches 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. This review analyzes which people have Muscle aches with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 239,595 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 01, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3,641 people (1.52%) have Muscle Aches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Muscle aches?

Time on Prednisone when people have Muscle Aches *:

  • < 1 month: 47.41 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.48 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.31 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.48 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.31 %
  • 10+ years: 3.45 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Aches when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 66.85 %
  • male: 33.15 %

Age of people who have Muscle Aches when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.17 %
  • 2-9: 0.2 %
  • 10-19: 2.79 %
  • 20-29: 4.51 %
  • 30-39: 9.58 %
  • 40-49: 16.81 %
  • 50-59: 23.4 %
  • 60+: 42.54 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (466 people, 12.80%)
  • Osteoporosis (321 people, 8.82%)
  • Pain (249 people, 6.84%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (244 people, 6.70%)
  • Crohn's Disease (198 people, 5.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (442 people, 12.14%)
  • Humira (328 people, 9.01%)
  • Lipitor (313 people, 8.60%)
  • Folic Acid (308 people, 8.46%)
  • Prilosec (245 people, 6.73%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (1,448 people, 39.77%)
  • Fatigue (1,013 people, 27.82%)
  • Weakness (992 people, 27.25%)
  • Pain (820 people, 22.52%)
  • Nausea (706 people, 19.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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