Review: could Prednisone cause Muscle aches?
We study 146,540 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,424 have Muscle aches. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle aches and more.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,848 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Muscle aches (muscle pain) (latest reports from 504,745 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.
On Jul, 13, 2014: 146,523 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 2,424 people (1.65%) have Muscle Aches. They amount to 0.48% of all the 503,990 people who have Muscle Aches on eHealthMe.
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||48.35%||16.48%||12.09%||6.59%||12.09%||3.30%||1.10% |
Gender of people who have Muscle aches when taking Prednisone * :
|Muscle aches||68.27%||31.73% |
Age of people who have Muscle aches when taking Prednisone * :
|Muscle aches||0.22%||0.22%||2.55%||3.74%||13.27%||17.67%||21.63%||40.70% |
Severity of Muscle aches when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle aches||6.67%||20.00%||53.33%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle aches ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle aches||9.09%||36.36%||54.55% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (291 people, 12.00%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (284 people, 11.72%)
- Pain (188 people, 7.76%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (162 people, 6.68%)
- Crohn's disease (119 people, 4.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (628 people, 25.91%)
- Folic acid (356 people, 14.69%)
- Methotrexate (353 people, 14.56%)
- Aspirin (333 people, 13.74%)
- Lipitor (288 people, 11.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have been taking prednisone for about 14 months for polymyalgia. In the past 4 weeks I noticed a lump near my ankle on the inside of my leg under my skin, the skin on the surface is red. At first I thought it was a bite. However, it did not disappear, so today I had an ultrasound and they said I had a contusion but they don't know why.
From this study (4 months ago):
Recur rent arthralgia, myalgia. All antibody tests neg. CT scans normal, kidney scan normal
From this study (6 months ago):
Took Cipro and Levaquin over 10 to 20 years due to severe sinus and bronchitis. I was allergic to Penicillin and physicians would prescribe these frequently. December 2011 I took Levaquin and Predisone for 8 Days. I had an adverse reaction similar to stroke. I have been disabled since due to extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, severe pain in my extremities, joints, and muscles. I can't walk for long or sit upright for 2 hours without severe weakness and tremors.
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