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Review: could Prednisone cause Muscle spasms?

Summary: Muscle spasms could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone tab, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,502 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,701 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, asthma. Commonly reported side effects of Prednisone include fever, nausea, nausea aggravated, weakness, dyspnoea exacerbated.

Muscle spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 345,769 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,502 people (1.02%) have Muscle Spasms. They amount to 0.44% of all the 345,255 people who have Muscle Spasms on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle spasms in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Muscle spasms * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle spasms46.38%18.84%20.29%1.45%8.70%1.45%2.90%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle spasms69.62%30.38%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle spasms0.00%0.22%1.31%4.50%8.93%15.61%26.00%43.43%

Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle spasms0.00%14.29%71.43%14.29%

How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle spasms0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (233 people, 15.51%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (174 people, 11.58%)
  3. Pain (158 people, 10.52%)
  4. Crohn's disease (117 people, 7.79%)
  5. Hypertension (107 people, 7.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (466 people, 31.03%)
  2. Aspirin (272 people, 18.11%)
  3. Humira (196 people, 13.05%)
  4. Zometa (192 people, 12.78%)
  5. Neurontin (191 people, 12.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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