Review: could Prednisone cause Myopathy?


Summary

Myopathy 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 Fosamax, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 139,330 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 374 have Myopathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Myopathy and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 224,214 users)

Myopathy

Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function) has been reported by people with muscle aches, fever, cushing's syndrome, weakness, paraesthesia (latest reports from 7,035 Myopathy patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

139,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 374 people (0.27%) have Myopathy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Myopathy?

Time on Prednisone when people have Myopathy *:

  • < 1 month: 21.05 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.53 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.05 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.26 %
  • 10+ years: 5.26 %

Gender of people who have Myopathy when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 56.71 %
  • male: 43.29 %

Age of people who have Myopathy when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.65 %
  • 10-19: 3.23 %
  • 20-29: 5.48 %
  • 30-39: 5.48 %
  • 40-49: 10.0 %
  • 50-59: 24.84 %
  • 60+: 50.32 %

Severity if Myopathy when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Myopathy **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (33 people, 8.82%)
  • Osteoporosis (30 people, 8.02%)
  • Osteopenia (17 people, 4.55%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (14 people, 3.74%)
  • Asthma (13 people, 3.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (54 people, 14.44%)
  • Prilosec (43 people, 11.50%)
  • Lipitor (41 people, 10.96%)
  • Lasix (41 people, 10.96%)
  • Aspirin (35 people, 9.36%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Asthenia (83 people, 22.19%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (76 people, 20.32%)
  • Arthralgia (76 people, 20.32%)
  • Fatigue (73 people, 19.52%)
  • Myalgia (68 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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