Review: could Prednisone cause Muscle wasting?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 2, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 146,485 people who take Prednisone. Among them, 314 have Muscle wasting. See who they are, when they have Muscle wasting and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,621 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, asthma. Commonly reported side effects of Prednisone include fever, nausea aggravated, nausea, weakness, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Muscle wasting (a decrease in the mass of the muscle) (latest reports from 36,106 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pain.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 140,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 300 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||12.50%||62.50%||12.50%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||12.50% |
Gender of people who have Muscle wasting when taking Prednisone * :
|Muscle wasting||52.93%||47.07% |
Age of people who have Muscle wasting when taking Prednisone * :
|Muscle wasting||0.00%||0.00%||2.36%||5.39%||20.20%||19.19%||21.55%||31.31% |
Severity of Muscle wasting when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle wasting||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle wasting ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (65 people, 21.67%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (64 people, 21.33%)
- Arthritis (51 people, 17.00%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (47 people, 15.67%)
- Hypersensitivity (46 people, 15.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (116 people, 38.67%)
- Prednisone tab (105 people, 35.00%)
- Methotrexate (91 people, 30.33%)
- Albuterol (76 people, 25.33%)
- Folic acid (66 people, 22.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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K S Prakash on Apr, 6, 2011:
I used Lopid 300 mg once a day for about 3 to 3.5 months. My blood sugar levels rose...
I stopped Lopid.
Lopid also caused pain in the lower ribs, just above the stomach apart from muscle weakness.
I stopped the drug and awaiting for improvement.
Fresno on Dec, 9, 2012:
Over the past year, I have lost substantial muscle tone. Strength remains ok but significant change is hardness of muscles though my diet and workout routine remain the same. I stopped finasteride and continue to loss muscle tone. Have had blood work and other tests all negative. Any suggestions
william mcniff on Nov, 20, 2012:
No one lost muscle tissue/weight during or after the BMT????Really??? I lost 75lbs during and after my BMT. 205 to 130lbs. I have no muscle mass at all.
It has been over 4 years since my transplant and I still cannot rebuild the lost muscle. This is with
testosterone shots weight training BCAA Whey protein
creatine etc etc etc.
I find it hard to believe muscle wasting did not occur with other patients.
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