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





Summary: Muscle wasting is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 146,686 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 has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (view latest outcomes from 150,015 users)

Muscle wasting

Muscle wasting (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pain.(latest reports from Muscle wasting 5,578 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 146,686 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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