Could Vicodin cause Arthritis - from FDA reports


Summary

Arthritis is found among people who take Vicodin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain . We study 40,754 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA. Among them, 623 have Arthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Arthritis and more.

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Vicodin

Vicodin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Vicodin 46,126 users)

Arthritis

Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 86,627 Arthritis patients).

On Nov, 30, 2016

40,754 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin.
Among them, 623 people (1.53%) have Arthritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vicodin cause Arthritis?

Time on Vicodin when people have Arthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Arthritis when taking Vicodin *:

  • female: 72.29 %
  • male: 27.71 %

Age of people who have Arthritis when taking Vicodin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.64 %
  • 20-29: 1.06 %
  • 30-39: 3.61 %
  • 40-49: 20.38 %
  • 50-59: 26.75 %
  • 60+: 47.56 %

Severity of Arthritis **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (145 people, 23.27%)
  • Osteoporosis (63 people, 10.11%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (61 people, 9.79%)
  • Depression (60 people, 9.63%)
  • Metastases To Bone (59 people, 9.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (171 people, 27.45%)
  • Aredia (128 people, 20.55%)
  • Celebrex (126 people, 20.22%)
  • Prednisone (121 people, 19.42%)
  • Prilosec (120 people, 19.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (256 people, 41.09%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (227 people, 36.44%)
  • Back Pain (208 people, 33.39%)
  • Joint Pain (205 people, 32.91%)
  • Osteoarthritis (181 people, 29.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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