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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain . We study 42,317 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA. Among them, 644 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 46,129 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 86,666 Arthritis patients).

On Dec, 31, 2016

42,317 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin.
Among them, 644 people (1.52%) have Arthritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vicodin cause Arthritis?

Time on Vicodin when people have Arthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Arthritis when taking Vicodin *:

  • female: 71.94 %
  • male: 28.06 %

Age of people who have Arthritis when taking Vicodin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.62 %
  • 20-29: 1.03 %
  • 30-39: 3.72 %
  • 40-49: 20.45 %
  • 50-59: 26.65 %
  • 60+: 47.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (151 people, 23.45%)
  • Osteoporosis (64 people, 9.94%)
  • Depression (64 people, 9.94%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (62 people, 9.63%)
  • High Blood Pressure (60 people, 9.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (171 people, 26.55%)
  • Celebrex (130 people, 20.19%)
  • Aredia (128 people, 19.88%)
  • Prednisone (124 people, 19.25%)
  • Prilosec (122 people, 18.94%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (265 people, 41.15%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (234 people, 36.34%)
  • Joint Pain (216 people, 33.54%)
  • Back Pain (209 people, 32.45%)
  • Osteoarthritis (186 people, 28.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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