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Review: could Prednisone cause Osteoarthritis?

Summary: Osteoarthritis could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Zometa, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,830 have Osteoarthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoarthritis 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.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint) (latest reports from 243,025 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,875 people (1.28%) have Osteoarthritis. They amount to 0.77% of all the 242,983 people who have Osteoarthritis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Osteoarthritis in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Osteoarthritis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Osteoarthritis23.19%20.65%13.04%25.72%5.07%6.52%5.80%

Gender of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Osteoarthritis70.47%29.53%

Age of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Osteoarthritis0.00%0.00%1.37%1.59%2.14%9.06%42.72%43.11%

Severity of Osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Osteoarthritis0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Osteoarthritis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (605 people, 32.27%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (351 people, 18.72%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (297 people, 15.84%)
  4. Pain (213 people, 11.36%)
  5. Organising pneumonia (208 people, 11.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (842 people, 44.91%)
  2. Aredia (704 people, 37.55%)
  3. Fosamax (638 people, 34.03%)
  4. Aspirin (510 people, 27.20%)
  5. Prednisone tab (465 people, 24.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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