Prednisone and Piriformis syndrome - from FDA reports


Piriformis syndrome is reported only by a few people who take Prednisone. We study 239,595 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA. Among them, 3 have Piriformis syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Piriformis syndrome and more.

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On Apr, 28, 2017

239,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 3 people (0.0%) have Piriformis Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Piriformis syndrome?

Gender of people who have Piriformis Syndrome when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Piriformis Syndrome when taking Prednisone *:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Osteoporosis (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Osteopenia (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Back Pain (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Supplementation Therapy (1 person, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zocor (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Vicodin (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Reclast (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Methotrexate (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Fosamax (2 people, 66.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (3 people, 100.00%)
  • Neuralgia (3 people, 100.00%)
  • Spinal Osteoarthritis (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Malignant Melanoma (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Ankle Fracture (2 people, 66.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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