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Review: could Prednisone cause Osteoarthritis?

Summary: Osteoarthritis is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 146,827 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 has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,145 Prednisone users)

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 35,053 Osteoarthritis patients)

On Apr, 17, 2015: 146,809 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,876 people (1.28%) have Osteoarthritis.

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
Osteoarthritis23.10%20.94%13.00%25.63%5.05%6.50%5.78%

Gender of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Osteoarthritis70.48%29.52%

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%42.76%43.08%

Severity of Osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Osteoarthritis0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Osteoarthritis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Osteoarthritis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (605 people, 32.25%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (351 people, 18.71%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (297 people, 15.83%)
  4. Pain (213 people, 11.35%)
  5. Eosinophilic pneumonia (208 people, 11.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (842 people, 44.88%)
  2. Aredia (704 people, 37.53%)
  3. Fosamax (639 people, 34.06%)
  4. Aspirin (510 people, 27.19%)
  5. Prednisone tab (465 people, 24.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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