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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 Prednisone tab, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 146,660 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,426 have Muscle aches. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle aches and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,999 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend of prednisone reports

Muscle aches

Muscle Aches (latest reports from 4,405 patients) has been reported by people with pain, mood swings.

Trend of Muscle aches reports

On Oct, 25, 2014: 146,589 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 2,425 people (1.65%) have Muscle Aches.

Trend of Muscle aches in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Muscle aches * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle aches47.83%16.30%13.04%6.52%11.96%3.26%1.09%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle aches68.28%31.72%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle aches0.22%0.22%2.55%3.73%13.27%17.66%21.62%40.73%

Severity of Muscle aches when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle aches6.25%18.75%56.25%18.75%

How people recovered from Muscle aches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle aches8.33%41.67%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (291 people, 12.00%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (284 people, 11.71%)
  3. Pain (188 people, 7.75%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (162 people, 6.68%)
  5. Crohn's disease (119 people, 4.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (628 people, 25.90%)
  2. Folic acid (356 people, 14.68%)
  3. Methotrexate (353 people, 14.56%)
  4. Aspirin (333 people, 13.73%)
  5. Lipitor (288 people, 11.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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