Could Prednisone cause Myopathy - from FDA reports


Summary

Myopathy 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 Lasix, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 526 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 231,635 users)

Myopathy

Myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia, osteoporosis (latest reports from 7,146 Myopathy patients).

On Jan, 06, 2017

225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 526 people (0.23%) have Myopathy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Myopathy?

Time on Prednisone when people have Myopathy *:

  • < 1 month: 28 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4 %
  • 10+ years: 4 %

Gender of people who have Myopathy when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 53.61 %
  • male: 46.39 %

Age of people who have Myopathy when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.7 %
  • 10-19: 4.19 %
  • 20-29: 5.12 %
  • 30-39: 5.58 %
  • 40-49: 12.09 %
  • 50-59: 24.42 %
  • 60+: 47.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (48 people, 9.13%)
  • Osteoporosis (32 people, 6.08%)
  • Asthma (23 people, 4.37%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (22 people, 4.18%)
  • Osteopenia (18 people, 3.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (63 people, 11.98%)
  • Fosamax (59 people, 11.22%)
  • Lipitor (57 people, 10.84%)
  • Prilosec (55 people, 10.46%)
  • Aspirin (48 people, 9.13%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (221 people, 42.02%)
  • Fatigue (99 people, 18.82%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (97 people, 18.44%)
  • Joint Pain (92 people, 17.49%)
  • Muscle Aches (86 people, 16.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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