Review: could Prednisone cause Spinal Osteoarthritis?


Summary

Spinal 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 Multiple myeloma . We study 139,327 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 994 have Spinal osteoarthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Spinal 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 224,218 users)

Spinal Osteoarthritis

Spinal osteoarthritis (joint cartilage loss in spine) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 11,467 Spinal osteoarthritis patients).

On Sep, 03, 2016

139,327 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 994 people (0.71%) have Spinal Osteoarthritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Spinal osteoarthritis?

Time on Prednisone when people have Spinal Osteoarthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 3.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.88 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.96 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.61 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.49 %
  • 10+ years: 9.8 %

Gender of people who have Spinal Osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 57.79 %
  • male: 42.21 %

Age of people who have Spinal Osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 0.5 %
  • 20-29: 0.63 %
  • 30-39: 1.5 %
  • 40-49: 10.9 %
  • 50-59: 31.58 %
  • 60+: 54.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (199 people, 20.02%)
  • Osteoporosis (192 people, 19.32%)
  • Metastases To Bone (88 people, 8.85%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (83 people, 8.35%)
  • Pain (69 people, 6.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (642 people, 64.59%)
  • Aredia (457 people, 45.98%)
  • Aspirin (250 people, 25.15%)
  • Neurontin (249 people, 25.05%)
  • Celebrex (237 people, 23.84%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (694 people, 69.82%)
  • Anxiety (652 people, 65.59%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (635 people, 63.88%)
  • Back Pain (500 people, 50.30%)
  • Osteoarthritis (487 people, 48.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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