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 146,763 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,428 have Muscle aches. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle aches and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,083 Prednisone users)
Muscle aches (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 73,444 Muscle aches patients)
On Jan, 26, 2015: 146,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 2,428 people (1.65%) have Muscle Aches.
Time on Prednisone when people have Muscle aches * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle aches||46.32%||17.89%||12.63%||6.32%||12.63%||3.16%||1.05% |
Gender of people who have Muscle aches when taking Prednisone * :
|Muscle aches||68.24%||31.76% |
Age of people who have Muscle aches when taking Prednisone * :
|Muscle aches||0.22%||0.22%||2.54%||3.73%||13.25%||17.64%||21.59%||40.81% |
Severity of Muscle aches when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle aches||5.26%||26.32%||52.63%||15.79% |
How people recovered from Muscle aches ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle aches||6.67%||33.33%||60.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (291 people, 11.99%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (284 people, 11.70%)
- Pain (188 people, 7.74%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (162 people, 6.67%)
- Crohn's disease (119 people, 4.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (628 people, 25.86%)
- Folic acid (356 people, 14.66%)
- Methotrexate (353 people, 14.54%)
- Aspirin (333 people, 13.71%)
- Lipitor (289 people, 11.90%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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MN mom on Jan, 3, 2015:
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