Prednisone and Muscle wasting - from FDA reports


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 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Muscle wasting with Prednisone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 247,408 people who have side effects when taking Prednisone from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 20, 2017

247,408 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 444 people (0.18%) have Muscle wasting


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Muscle wasting?

Time on Prednisone when people have Muscle wasting *:

  • < 1 month: 35.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 7.14 %

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

  • female: 51.36 %
  • male: 48.64 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.25 %
  • 20-29: 7.3 %
  • 30-39: 8.43 %
  • 40-49: 18.26 %
  • 50-59: 26.4 %
  • 60+: 37.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (49 people, 11.04%)
  • Pain (47 people, 10.59%)
  • High Blood Pressure (25 people, 5.63%)
  • Osteoporosis (22 people, 4.95%)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (17 people, 3.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (74 people, 16.67%)
  • Aspirin (58 people, 13.06%)
  • Humira (50 people, 11.26%)
  • Levaquin (47 people, 10.59%)
  • Lipitor (46 people, 10.36%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (190 people, 42.79%)
  • Fatigue (144 people, 32.43%)
  • Joint Pain (136 people, 30.63%)
  • Pain (131 people, 29.50%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (105 people, 23.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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