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Review: could Prednisone cause Muscle wasting (Muscle atrophy)?

We study 146,660 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 314 have Muscle wasting. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle wasting and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,968 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Muscle wasting

Muscle wasting (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) (latest reports from 37,382 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pain.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 146,589 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 314 people (0.21%) have Muscle Wasting.

Trend of Muscle wasting in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Muscle wasting * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle wasting11.11%55.56%11.11%0.00%0.00%11.11%11.11%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle wasting53.25%46.75%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle wasting0.00%0.00%2.19%5.00%18.75%17.81%26.56%29.69%

Severity of Muscle wasting when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle wasting0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle wasting ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle wasting0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (70 people, 22.29%)
  2. Pain (66 people, 21.02%)
  3. Arthritis (51 people, 16.24%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (47 people, 14.97%)
  5. Hypersensitivity (46 people, 14.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (117 people, 37.26%)
  2. Prednisone tab (108 people, 34.39%)
  3. Methotrexate (91 people, 28.98%)
  4. Albuterol (76 people, 24.20%)
  5. Humira (70 people, 22.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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