Review: could Prednisone cause Muscle Spasms?


Summary

Muscle spasms 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 Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 139,330 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,512 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 224,214 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, high blood pressure, fatigue (latest reports from 101,053 Muscle spasms patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

139,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,512 people (1.09%) have Muscle Spasms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Prednisone when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 40.74 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.52 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.94 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.7 %
  • 10+ years: 3.7 %

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

  • female: 69.66 %
  • male: 30.34 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 2.22 %
  • 20-29: 4.04 %
  • 30-39: 9.83 %
  • 40-49: 14.2 %
  • 50-59: 26.41 %
  • 60+: 43.06 %

Severity if Muscle Spasms when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 7.69 %
  • moderate: 23.08 %
  • severe: 53.85 %
  • most severe: 15.38 %

How people recovered from Muscle Spasms **:

  • while on drug: 12.5 %
  • after off the drug: 25.0 %
  • not yet: 62.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (193 people, 12.76%)
  • Osteoporosis (186 people, 12.30%)
  • Crohn's Disease (148 people, 9.79%)
  • Pain (146 people, 9.66%)
  • Hypertension (102 people, 6.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (209 people, 13.82%)
  • Aspirin (202 people, 13.36%)
  • Methotrexate (198 people, 13.10%)
  • Zometa (189 people, 12.50%)
  • Folic Acid (173 people, 11.44%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (449 people, 29.70%)
  • Fatigue (369 people, 24.40%)
  • Arthralgia (364 people, 24.07%)
  • Nausea (354 people, 23.41%)
  • Headache (314 people, 20.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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