Review: could Prednisone cause Muscle Aches?


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 Osteoporosis . We study 135,586 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,173 have Muscle aches. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle aches and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 169,045 users)

Muscle Aches

Muscle aches (muscle pain) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 79,615 Muscle aches patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

135,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,173 people (1.6%) have Muscle Aches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Muscle aches?

Time on Prednisone when people have Muscle Aches *:

  • < 1 month: 45.74 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.96 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.83 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.26 %
  • 10+ years: 1.06 %

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

  • female: 67.31 %
  • male: 32.69 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.16 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 2.64 %
  • 20-29: 4.39 %
  • 30-39: 10.54 %
  • 40-49: 17.68 %
  • 50-59: 23.01 %
  • 60+: 41.41 %

Severity if Muscle Aches when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 4.55 %
  • moderate: 22.73 %
  • severe: 54.55 %
  • most severe: 18.18 %

How people recovered from Muscle Aches **:

  • while on drug: 5.26 %
  • after off the drug: 36.84 %
  • not yet: 57.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (235 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (227 people)
  • Pain (141 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (107 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (96 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (270 people)
  • Folic Acid (236 people)
  • Lipitor (218 people)
  • Aspirin (173 people)
  • Humira (172 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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