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Review: could Prednisone cause Neck pain?

Summary: Neck pain could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 999 have Neck pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Neck pain and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,701 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, asthma. Commonly reported side effects of Prednisone include fever, nausea, nausea aggravated, weakness, dyspnoea exacerbated.

Neck pain

Neck pain (latest reports from 171,950 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 146,410 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 999 people (0.68%) have Neck Pain. They amount to 0.58% of all the 171,753 people who have Neck Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Neck pain in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Neck pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Neck pain46.03%7.94%22.22%3.17%20.63%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Neck pain when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Neck pain70.83%29.17%

Age of people who have Neck pain when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neck pain0.00%0.39%1.37%2.45%12.66%13.94%18.65%50.54%

Severity of Neck pain when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Neck pain9.09%72.73%9.09%9.09%

How people recovered from Neck pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Neck pain0.00%14.29%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (207 people, 20.72%)
  2. Osteoporosis (178 people, 17.82%)
  3. Pain (173 people, 17.32%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (75 people, 7.51%)
  5. Arthritis (70 people, 7.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (279 people, 27.93%)
  2. Prednisone tab (254 people, 25.43%)
  3. Zometa (244 people, 24.42%)
  4. Folic acid (218 people, 21.82%)
  5. Aredia (204 people, 20.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • i'm weaning off prednisone. wondering if it's the cause of the pain.

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