Review: could Prednisone cause Peripheral Neuropathy?


Peripheral neuropathy is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Neurontin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 135,586 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 106 have Peripheral neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Peripheral neuropathy and more.

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Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 169,045 users)

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, feeling abnormal, weakness (latest reports from 5,471 Peripheral neuropathy patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

135,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 106 people (0.08%) have Peripheral Neuropathy

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Peripheral neuropathy?

Time on Prednisone when people have Peripheral Neuropathy *:

  • < 1 month: 26.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 13.33 %

Gender of people who have Peripheral Neuropathy when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 70.71 %
  • male: 29.29 %

Age of people who have Peripheral Neuropathy when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.53 %
  • 20-29: 2.53 %
  • 30-39: 17.72 %
  • 40-49: 24.05 %
  • 50-59: 17.72 %
  • 60+: 35.44 %

Severity if Peripheral Neuropathy when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 11.11 %
  • moderate: 22.22 %
  • severe: 55.56 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

How people recovered from Peripheral Neuropathy **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (21 people)
  • Neuropathy (9 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (8 people)
  • Pain (7 people)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (23 people)
  • Methotrexate (17 people)
  • Remicade (15 people)
  • Vincristine (14 people)
  • Folic Acid (14 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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