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 6 - 12 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Osteoporosis . We study 139,330 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,746 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 Prednisone 224,210 users)

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, stroke, chest pain (latest reports from 46,411 Osteoarthritis patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

139,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,746 people (1.25%) have Osteoarthritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Osteoarthritis?

Time on Prednisone when people have Osteoarthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 14.12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.65 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.82 %
  • 10+ years: 18.82 %

Gender of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 66.63 %
  • male: 33.37 %

Age of people who have Osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.22 %
  • 10-19: 1.02 %
  • 20-29: 2.12 %
  • 30-39: 3.14 %
  • 40-49: 10.8 %
  • 50-59: 32.46 %
  • 60+: 50.18 %

Severity if Osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Osteoarthritis **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (387 people, 22.16%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (312 people, 17.87%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (221 people, 12.66%)
  • Pain (192 people, 11.00%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (133 people, 7.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (752 people, 43.07%)
  • Aredia (630 people, 36.08%)
  • Fosamax (411 people, 23.54%)
  • Prilosec (355 people, 20.33%)
  • Nexium (350 people, 20.05%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (902 people, 51.66%)
  • Anxiety (798 people, 45.70%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (748 people, 42.84%)
  • Anaemia (674 people, 38.60%)
  • Arthralgia (673 people, 38.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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