Review: could Prednisone cause Spinal Osteoarthritis?


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 135,586 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 960 have Spinal osteoarthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Spinal osteoarthritis 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)

Spinal Osteoarthritis

Spinal osteoarthritis (joint cartilage loss in spine) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, chest pain, rashes, weakness, malaise (latest reports from 9,363 Spinal osteoarthritis patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

135,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 960 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: 57.46 %
  • male: 42.54 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.26 %
  • 10-19: 0.51 %
  • 20-29: 0.64 %
  • 30-39: 1.28 %
  • 40-49: 10.51 %
  • 50-59: 32.18 %
  • 60+: 54.62 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (198 people)
  • Osteoporosis (183 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (86 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (79 people)
  • Pain (64 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (621 people)
  • Aredia (440 people)
  • Aspirin (247 people)
  • Neurontin (241 people)
  • Celebrex (231 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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