Review: could Prednisone cause Peripheral neuropathy?
We study 146,581 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 457 have Peripheral neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Peripheral neuropathy and more.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,890 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in asthma.
Peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system) (latest reports from 26,761 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression.
On Aug, 12, 2014: 146,560 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 457 people (0.31%) have Peripheral Neuropathy. They amount to 1.85% of all the 24,678 people who have Peripheral Neuropathy on eHealthMe.
Time on Prednisone when people have Peripheral neuropathy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Peripheral neuropathy||23.81%||28.57%||14.29%||19.05%||9.52%||0.00%||4.76% |
Gender of people who have Peripheral neuropathy when taking Prednisone * :
|Peripheral neuropathy||58.82%||41.18% |
Age of people who have Peripheral neuropathy when taking Prednisone * :
|Peripheral neuropathy||0.00%||2.15%||2.39%||2.87%||7.42%||21.05%||26.08%||38.04% |
Severity of Peripheral neuropathy when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Peripheral neuropathy||25.00%||25.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Peripheral neuropathy ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Peripheral neuropathy||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (60 people, 13.13%)
- Multiple myeloma (31 people, 6.78%)
- Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (13 people, 2.84%)
- Neuropathy (11 people, 2.41%)
- Pain (9 people, 1.97%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (90 people, 19.69%)
- Methotrexate (86 people, 18.82%)
- Folic acid (68 people, 14.88%)
- Arava (59 people, 12.91%)
- Remicade (59 people, 12.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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low dose prednisone (20mg) for 7 to 14 days at a time. 1 to 2 times a year until recently. now 5-6 times a year. Used to treat asthma wheezing uncontrolled by conventional medications, inhalers, and breathing treatments (albuterol)
Numerous bacterial infections in sinuses. pseudomonas, bactroenterou, staph, (sorry about spelling) Just had a fourth sinus surgery. inflamed mucous lining
Eosinophil count high. IGG in the 600's, Low IGM
nueropathy in both legs. cold feeling in feet, no swelling
From this study (2 years ago):
Symptoms developed after 1 week of treatment. 3 weeks from first symptom of Labyrinthitis.
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