Could Prednisone cause Osteoarthritis - from FDA reports


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 139,359 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. 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 231,609 users)

Osteoarthritis

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 47,477 Osteoarthritis patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

139,359 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 of Osteoarthritis **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (387 people, 22.16%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (313 people, 17.93%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (257 people, 14.72%)
  • Pain (206 people, 11.80%)
  • 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%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (821 people, 47.02%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (748 people, 42.84%)
  • Joint Pain (674 people, 38.60%)
  • Anaemia (674 people, 38.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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