Prednisone and Muscle wasting - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle wasting is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 411 have Muscle wasting. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle wasting and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,679 users)

Muscle Wasting

Muscle wasting (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 8,143 Muscle wasting patients).

On Feb, 04, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 411 people (0.18%) have Muscle Wasting


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Muscle wasting?

Time on Prednisone when people have Muscle Wasting *:

  • < 1 month: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.77 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 7.69 %

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

  • female: 50.61 %
  • male: 49.39 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.42 %
  • 20-29: 7.25 %
  • 30-39: 8.76 %
  • 40-49: 19.34 %
  • 50-59: 26.59 %
  • 60+: 35.65 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (52 people, 12.65%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (47 people, 11.44%)
  • Pain (43 people, 10.46%)
  • Osteoporosis (20 people, 4.87%)
  • High Blood Pressure (18 people, 4.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (74 people, 18.00%)
  • Aspirin (58 people, 14.11%)
  • Levaquin (47 people, 11.44%)
  • Zometa (45 people, 10.95%)
  • Humira (45 people, 10.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (182 people, 44.28%)
  • Fatigue (131 people, 31.87%)
  • Joint Pain (130 people, 31.63%)
  • Pain (124 people, 30.17%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (101 people, 24.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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