Could Prednisone cause Osteoarthritis - from FDA reports
Osteoarthritis 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 Zometa, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 225,259 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 2,553 have Osteoarthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoarthritis and more.
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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 231,635 users)
Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 47,490 Osteoarthritis patients).
On Dec, 17, 2016
225,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 2,553 people (1.13%) have Osteoarthritis
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Prednisone when people have Osteoarthritis *:
- < 1 month: 21.3 %
- 1 - 6 months: 7.41 %
- 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
- 1 - 2 years: 3.7 %
- 2 - 5 years: 14.81 %
- 5 - 10 years: 20.37 %
- 10+ years: 15.74 %
Gender of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone *:
- female: 69.66 %
- male: 30.34 %
Age of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone *:
- 0-1: 0.05 %
- 2-9: 0.16 %
- 10-19: 1.15 %
- 20-29: 2.15 %
- 30-39: 3.2 %
- 40-49: 10.59 %
- 50-59: 32.02 %
- 60+: 50.68 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (632 people, 24.76%)
- Osteoporosis (484 people, 18.96%)
- Multiple Myeloma (345 people, 13.51%)
- Pain (313 people, 12.26%)
- High Blood Pressure (220 people, 8.62%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zometa (954 people, 37.37%)
- Aredia (789 people, 30.90%)
- Methotrexate (526 people, 20.60%)
- Fosamax (513 people, 20.09%)
- Nexium (433 people, 16.96%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Pain (1,215 people, 47.59%)
- Stress And Anxiety (1,050 people, 41.13%)
- Joint Pain (965 people, 37.80%)
- Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (930 people, 36.43%)
- Back Pain (898 people, 35.17%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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