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Review: could Prednisone cause Spinal osteoarthritis?

Summary: Spinal osteoarthritis could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 146,427 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,098 have Spinal osteoarthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Spinal osteoarthritis and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,701 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Spinal osteoarthritis

Spinal osteoarthritis (joint cartilage loss in spine) (latest reports from 119,100 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 1,098 people (0.75%) have Spinal Osteoarthritis. They amount to 0.93% of all the 118,421 people who have Spinal Osteoarthritis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Spinal osteoarthritis in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Spinal osteoarthritis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Spinal osteoarthritis9.09%3.64%36.36%1.82%12.73%23.64%12.73%

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

FemaleMale
Spinal osteoarthritis57.16%42.84%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Spinal osteoarthritis0.00%0.00%0.22%0.00%0.78%9.66%32.63%56.71%

Severity of Spinal osteoarthritis when taking Prednisone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Spinal osteoarthritis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (291 people, 26.50%)
  2. Osteoporosis (219 people, 19.95%)
  3. Metastases to bone (72 people, 6.56%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (72 people, 6.56%)
  5. Pain (65 people, 5.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (750 people, 68.31%)
  2. Aredia (522 people, 47.54%)
  3. Aspirin (452 people, 41.17%)
  4. Neurontin (281 people, 25.59%)
  5. Prednisone tab (272 people, 24.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • K S Prakash on Apr, 6, 2011:

    Hi
    I used Lopid 300 mg once a day for about 3 to 3.5 months. My blood sugar levels rose...
    I stopped Lopid.
    Lopid also caused pain in the lower ribs, just above the stomach apart from muscle weakness.
    I stopped the drug and awaiting for improvement.

    Reply

    Fresno on Dec, 9, 2012:

    Over the past year, I have lost substantial muscle tone. Strength remains ok but significant change is hardness of muscles though my diet and workout routine remain the same. I stopped finasteride and continue to loss muscle tone. Have had blood work and other tests all negative. Any suggestions

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    william mcniff on Nov, 20, 2012:

    No one lost muscle tissue/weight during or after the BMT????Really??? I lost 75lbs during and after my BMT. 205 to 130lbs. I have no muscle mass at all.
    It has been over 4 years since my transplant and I still cannot rebuild the lost muscle. This is with
    testosterone shots weight training BCAA Whey protein
    creatine etc etc etc.
    I find it hard to believe muscle wasting did not occur with other patients.

    Fraud!!!!

    Reply

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