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 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Muscle wasting 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, 13, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 434 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: 35.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 7.14 %

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

  • female: 51.16 %
  • male: 48.84 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.31 %
  • 20-29: 6.92 %
  • 30-39: 8.65 %
  • 40-49: 18.73 %
  • 50-59: 26.22 %
  • 60+: 37.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (56 people, 12.90%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (48 people, 11.06%)
  • Pain (46 people, 10.60%)
  • High Blood Pressure (22 people, 5.07%)
  • Osteoporosis (21 people, 4.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (74 people, 17.05%)
  • Aspirin (58 people, 13.36%)
  • Humira (48 people, 11.06%)
  • Levaquin (47 people, 10.83%)
  • Zometa (45 people, 10.37%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (187 people, 43.09%)
  • Fatigue (140 people, 32.26%)
  • Joint Pain (135 people, 31.11%)
  • Pain (128 people, 29.49%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (103 people, 23.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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