Prednisone and 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. This review analyzes which people have Myopathy 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, 02, 2017

247,408 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 558 people (0.23%) have Myopathy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Myopathy?

Time on Prednisone when people have Myopathy *:

  • < 1 month: 26.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.92 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.23 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.54 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.85 %
  • 10+ years: 3.85 %

Gender of people who have Myopathy when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 52.95 %
  • male: 47.05 %

Age of people who have Myopathy when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.66 %
  • 10-19: 4.4 %
  • 20-29: 5.05 %
  • 30-39: 5.49 %
  • 40-49: 11.43 %
  • 50-59: 26.15 %
  • 60+: 46.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (50 people, 8.96%)
  • Osteoporosis (33 people, 5.91%)
  • High Blood Pressure (20 people, 3.58%)
  • Osteopenia (18 people, 3.23%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (18 people, 3.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (64 people, 11.47%)
  • Fosamax (59 people, 10.57%)
  • Lipitor (58 people, 10.39%)
  • Prilosec (56 people, 10.04%)
  • Aspirin (48 people, 8.60%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (237 people, 42.47%)
  • Fatigue (103 people, 18.46%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (99 people, 17.74%)
  • Joint Pain (95 people, 17.03%)
  • Muscle Aches (88 people, 15.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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