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 146,827 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,506 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,165 Prednisone users)
Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 56,984 Muscle spasms patients)
On May, 15, 2015: 146,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,506 people (1.03%) have Muscle Spasms.
Time on Prednisone when people have Muscle spasms * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle spasms||43.84%||19.18%||19.18%||2.74%||8.22%||2.74%||4.11% |
Gender of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Prednisone * :
|Muscle spasms||69.57%||30.43% |
Age of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Prednisone * :
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||0.22%||1.45%||4.49%||8.98%||15.64%||25.92%||43.30% |
Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle spasms||9.09%||9.09%||63.64%||18.18% |
How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle spasms||14.29%||28.57%||57.14% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (233 people, 15.47%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (174 people, 11.55%)
- Pain (158 people, 10.49%)
- Crohn's disease (117 people, 7.77%)
- Hypertension (107 people, 7.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (466 people, 30.94%)
- Aspirin (272 people, 18.06%)
- Humira (196 people, 13.01%)
- Zometa (192 people, 12.75%)
- Neurontin (191 people, 12.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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