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 135,586 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,457 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 169,045 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, back pain, fatigue (latest reports from 70,478 Muscle spasms patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

135,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,457 people (1.07%) have Muscle Spasms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Prednisone when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 41.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.19 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.39 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.9 %
  • 10+ years: 3.9 %

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

  • female: 69.76 %
  • male: 30.24 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 2.22 %
  • 20-29: 4.03 %
  • 30-39: 9.78 %
  • 40-49: 14.46 %
  • 50-59: 26.29 %
  • 60+: 42.97 %

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 (185 people)
  • Osteoporosis (184 people)
  • Crohn's Disease (144 people)
  • Pain (138 people)
  • Hypertension (98 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (201 people)
  • Aspirin (199 people)
  • Methotrexate (194 people)
  • Zometa (174 people)
  • Folic Acid (174 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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