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 (latest outcomes from 149,968 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
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.
Time on Prednisone when people have Muscle wasting * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle wasting||11.11%||55.56%||11.11%||0.00%||0.00%||11.11%||11.11% |
Gender of people who have Muscle wasting when taking Prednisone * :
|Muscle wasting||53.25%||46.75% |
Age of people who have Muscle wasting when taking Prednisone * :
|Muscle wasting||0.00%||0.00%||2.19%||5.00%||18.75%||17.81%||26.56%||29.69% |
Severity of Muscle wasting when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle wasting||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle wasting ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle wasting||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (70 people, 22.29%)
- Pain (66 people, 21.02%)
- Arthritis (51 people, 16.24%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (47 people, 14.97%)
- Hypersensitivity (46 people, 14.65%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (117 people, 37.26%)
- Prednisone tab (108 people, 34.39%)
- Methotrexate (91 people, 28.98%)
- Albuterol (76 people, 24.20%)
- Humira (70 people, 22.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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