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Review: could Prednisone cause Peripheral neuropathy?

Summary: 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 Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 146,660 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 168 have Peripheral neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Peripheral neuropathy and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,999 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system) (latest reports from 26,783 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, pain.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 146,589 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 457 people (0.31%) have Peripheral Neuropathy.

Trend of Peripheral neuropathy in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Peripheral neuropathy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Peripheral neuropathy23.81%28.57%14.29%19.05%9.52%0.00%4.76%

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

FemaleMale
Peripheral neuropathy58.82%41.18%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Peripheral neuropathy0.00%2.15%2.39%2.87%7.42%21.05%26.08%38.04%

Severity of Peripheral neuropathy when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Peripheral neuropathy25.00%25.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Peripheral neuropathy ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Peripheral neuropathy0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (60 people, 13.13%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (31 people, 6.78%)
  3. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (13 people, 2.84%)
  4. Neuropathy (11 people, 2.41%)
  5. Pain (9 people, 1.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (90 people, 19.69%)
  2. Methotrexate (86 people, 18.82%)
  3. Folic acid (68 people, 14.88%)
  4. Arava (59 people, 12.91%)
  5. Remicade (59 people, 12.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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