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Review: could Prednisone cause Muscle spasms?

Summary: Muscle spasms 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 146,792 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,505 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,120 Prednisone users)

Muscle spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 56,957 Muscle spasms patients)

On Feb, 13, 2015: 146,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,505 people (1.03%) have Muscle Spasms.

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 spasms44.44%18.06%19.44%2.78%8.33%2.78%4.17%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle spasms69.55%30.45%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle spasms0.00%0.22%1.45%4.49%8.99%15.58%25.94%43.33%

Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle spasms0.00%10.00%70.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle spasms14.29%28.57%57.14%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (233 people, 15.48%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (174 people, 11.56%)
  3. Pain (158 people, 10.50%)
  4. Crohn's disease (117 people, 7.77%)
  5. Hypertension (107 people, 7.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (466 people, 30.96%)
  2. Aspirin (272 people, 18.07%)
  3. Humira (196 people, 13.02%)
  4. Zometa (192 people, 12.76%)
  5. Neurontin (191 people, 12.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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