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Prednisone Muscular Weakness Side Effects

Prednisone Muscular Weakness Side Effect Reports


The following Prednisone Muscular Weakness side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Muscular Weakness, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Prednisone or it might take time to develop.



Abasia, Tremor, Muscular Weakness, Muscle Atrophy, Muscle Spasms, Arthralgia

This Muscular Weakness side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 45-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: respiratory disorder. The patient was prescribed Prednisone, 10 Mg (dosage: NA), which was started on Nov 17, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Prednisone, 10 Mg the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Abasia
  • Tremor
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Arthralgia
These side effects may potentially be related to Prednisone, 10 Mg.
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, Ileus Paralytic, Coagulopathy, Muscular Weakness, Hepatic Enzyme Increased

This Muscular Weakness Prednisone side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP on Sep 13, 2012. A Female , 28 years of age, was treated with Prednisone. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
  • Ileus Paralytic
  • Coagulopathy
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Hepatic Enzyme Increased
. Prednisone dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Daunorubicin
  • Vincristine (Max 2 Mg))
  • L-asparaginase
The patient was hospitalized.
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, Vasogenic Cerebral Oedema, Blood Pressure Increased, Gait Disturbance, Grand Mal Convulsion, Loss Of Consciousness, Visual Acuity Reduced, Muscular Weakness, Somnolence

This is a Prednisone side effect report of a 28-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from JP, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: acute lymphocytic leukaemia, who was treated with Prednisone (dosage:60 Mg/m2, Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Cyclophosphamide (1200 Mg/m2, Unk)
  • Vincristine (1.3 Mg/m2, Unk)
  • Daunorubicin (60 Mg/m2, Unk)
  • L-asparaginase (3000 Iu/m2, Unk)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Muscular Weakness side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
  • Vasogenic Cerebral Oedema
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Grand Mal Convulsion
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Visual Acuity Reduced
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Somnolence
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Prednisone treatment in female patients suffering from acute lymphocytic leukaemia, resulting in Muscular Weakness.

Muscular Weakness, Swelling, Exercise Tolerance Decreased, Device Failure, Underdose, Therapeutic Response Decreased, Pain, Weight Increased

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Prednisone Tab treatment (dosage: NA) on Dec 21, 2010. Soon after starting Prednisone Tab treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Swelling
  • Exercise Tolerance Decreased
  • Device Failure
  • Underdose
  • Therapeutic Response Decreased
  • Pain
  • Weight Increased
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Methotrexate
  • Simponi
  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Prednisone Tab side effects, such as Muscular Weakness.
Muscular Weakness, Staphylococcal Infection, Immune System Disorder, Back Pain

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Prednisone Tab on May 14, 2012. Patient felt the following Prednisone side effects: muscular weakness, staphylococcal infection, immune system disorder, back pain Additional patient health information: Female , 69 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Prednisone Tab dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prolia (120 Mg, Q6mo)
  • Centrum /00554501/ (Unk)
  • Leucovorin Calcium
  • Synthroid
  • Evista
  • Methotrexate
  • Calcium With Vitamin D /00944201/
  • Lipitor
Hospitalisation, Muscular Weakness, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Malaise, Renal Cancer Metastatic

This report suggests a potential Prednisone Tab Muscular Weakness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Prednisone Tab (dosage: NA) starting Dec 18, 2011. Soon after starting Prednisone Tab the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hospitalisation
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Malaise
  • Renal Cancer Metastatic
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Forteo
  • Forteo (20 Ug, Qd)
  • Remicade
The patient was hospitalized. Although Prednisone Tab demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Muscular Weakness, may still occur.
Product Quality Issue, Confusional State, Eye Disorder, Mental Impairment, Muscular Weakness

An adverse event was reported by a physician on May 31, 2012 by a Female taking Prednisone (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 210.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Prednisone side effects: product quality issue, confusional state, eye disorder, mental impairment, muscular weakness. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Aspirin
  • Vitamin D
  • Plasmapheresis Blood-pack System Infusion
  • Pyridostigmine Bromide
  • Pyridostigmine Bromide
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Olmesartan Medoxomil
Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Emotional Distress, Dyspnoea, Muscular Weakness, Hypoxia, Pain In Extremity, Anxiety

This Muscular Weakness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): asthma,eustachian tube dysfunction,oral pain,oropharyngeal pain,gingivitis,contraception.On Feb 08, 2007 a consumer started treatment with Prednisone (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Prednisone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Emotional Distress
  • Dyspnoea
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Hypoxia
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Anxiety
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Muscular Weakness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Bunion, Inadequate Diet, Muscular Weakness, Fall, Duodenal Stenosis, Depression, Joint Surgery, Hypovitaminosis, Neuropathy Peripheral

This is a Prednisone side effect report of a 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: rheumatoid arthritis and was treated with Prednisone (dosage: NA) starting Jun 01, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Remicade
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Ms Contin
  • Fosamax
  • Remicade
  • Darvocet-n 50
  • Methotrexate Sodium
  • Remicade
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Bunion
  • Inadequate Diet
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Fall
  • Duodenal Stenosis
  • Depression
  • Joint Surgery
  • Hypovitaminosis
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Prednisone could cause Muscular Weakness and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Dyspnoea, Vomiting, Cardiac Failure, Tumour Lysis Syndrome, Renal Failure Chronic, Constipation, Nausea, Lower Respiratory Tract Infection, Muscular Weakness

This Muscular Weakness side effect was reported by a physician from AUSTRALIA on Mar 29, 2012. A female patient from AUSTRALIA , 76 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, was treated with Prednisone Tab. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Prednisone side effects: dyspnoea, vomiting, cardiac failure, tumour lysis syndrome, renal failure chronic, constipation, nausea, lower respiratory tract infection, muscular weakness. Prednisone Tab dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Zoledronic Acid
  • Ms Contin
  • Velcade (2.20 Mg, Intravenous)
  • Dexamethasone Tab (20 Mg, Oral)
  • Omeprazole
  • Metoclopramide
  • Hydrocortone
  • Furosemide
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Prednisone Tab.
Fatigue, Atrial Fibrillation, Oedema Peripheral, Transient Ischaemic Attack, Muscular Weakness

This Muscular Weakness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 75-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: prostate cancer. The patient was prescribed Prednisone Tab (dosage: Date Of Last Dose Prior To Sae, 27 Dec 2011), which was started on Jul 06, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Avastin (Date Of Last Dose Prior To Sae, 27 Dec 2011)
  • Docetaxel (Date Of Last Dose Prior To Sae, 27 Dec 2011)
  • Lenalidomide (On Days 1-14, Date Of Last Dose Prior To Sae, 04 Jan 2011)
When starting to take Prednisone Tab the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack
  • Muscular Weakness
These side effects may potentially be related to Prednisone Tab.
Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Spinal Osteoarthritis, Muscle Spasms, Muscular Weakness, Pain In Extremity

This Muscular Weakness Prednisone Tab side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Mar 15, 2012. A Female , 51 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Prednisone Tab. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Multiple Sclerosis Relapse
  • Spinal Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Pain In Extremity
. Prednisone Tab dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Methadone Hcl
  • Percocet
  • Avonex
  • Percocet
The patient was hospitalized.
Urinary Retention, Muscular Weakness, Constipation, Myelopathy, Radiculopathy, Genital Disorder Male, Sexual Dysfunction, Hypoaesthesia, Back Pain

This is a Prednisone Tab side effect report of a 45-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypersensitivity,myelopathy, who was treated with Prednisone Tab (dosage:Oral, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Muscular Weakness side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Urinary Retention
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Constipation
  • Myelopathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Genital Disorder Male
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Back Pain
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Prednisone Tab treatment in patients suffering from hypersensitivity,myelopathy, resulting in Muscular Weakness.
Lymphopenia, Myositis, Pleurisy, Hyperhidrosis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Weight Decreased, Raynaud's Phenomenon, Muscular Weakness, Anaemia

A 38-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY with the following symptoms: ankylosing spondylitis,pain started Prednisone Tab treatment (dosage: 5 Mg, 1x/day) on Oct 15, 2010. Soon after starting Prednisone Tab treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Lymphopenia
  • Myositis
  • Pleurisy
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Weight Decreased
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Anaemia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ibuprofen (Unk)
  • Prednisolone (10 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Resochin (Unk)
  • Enbrel (25 Mg, Weekly)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Prednisone Tab side effects, such as Muscular Weakness.
Urinary Tract Infection Enterococcal, Respiratory Failure, Paralysis Flaccid, Guillain-barre Syndrome, Muscular Weakness, Areflexia, Campylobacter Infection, Quadriplegia, Ophthalmoplegia

A female patient from SPAIN was prescribed and started Prednisone on Feb 24, 2012. After Prednisone was administered, patient encountered several Prednisone side effects: urinary tract infection enterococcal, respiratory failure, paralysis flaccid, guillain-barre syndrome, muscular weakness, areflexia, campylobacter infection, quadriplegia, ophthalmoplegia Additional patient health information: Female , 50 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Prednisone dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Methotrexate
  • Nsaid's
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Muscular Weakness, Vision Blurred, Dehydration, Neck Pain, Oedema Peripheral, Bronchitis, Vomiting, Blood Glucose Increased, Pain In Extremity

This report suggests a potential Prednisone Tab Muscular Weakness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Prednisone Tab (dosage: NA) starting Sep 09, 2011. Soon after starting Prednisone Tab the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Vision Blurred
  • Dehydration
  • Neck Pain
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Bronchitis
  • Vomiting
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Pain In Extremity
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Ambien
  • Prilosec (omeprazole) (omeprazole)
  • Zofran (ondansetron Hydrochloride) (ondansetron Hydrochloride)
  • Cellcept (mycophenolate Mofetil) (mycophenolate Mofetil)
  • Benlysta (10 Mg/kg, 1 In 2 Wk, Intravenous Drip)
  • Fexofenadine (fexofenadine) (fexofenadine)
  • Lasix
  • Voltaren
The patient was hospitalized. Although Prednisone Tab demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Muscular Weakness, may still occur.
Muscular Weakness, Arthralgia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 13, 2011 by a male taking Prednisone Tab (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Prednisone side effects: muscular weakness, arthralgia. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Humira
Fall, Arthralgia, Muscular Weakness, Hip Fracture

This Muscular Weakness problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Feb 24, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Prednisone Tab (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Diclofenac
  • Methotrexate
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Humira
When commencing Prednisone Tab, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Fall
  • Arthralgia
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Hip Fracture
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Muscular Weakness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Rigidity, Anaemia, Myopathy, Rectal Haemorrhage, Malaise, Muscular Weakness, Fatigue, Stress

This is a Prednisone Tab side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Prednisone Tab (dosage: Decreasing Dose) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Calcium
  • Aspirin
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Estra Ring
  • Omeprizole
  • Potassium
  • Humira
  • Lasix
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Rigidity
  • Anaemia
  • Myopathy
  • Rectal Haemorrhage
  • Malaise
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
This opens a possibility that Prednisone Tab could cause Muscular Weakness and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Headache, Pain In Extremity, Finger Deformity, Muscular Weakness

This Muscular Weakness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Aug 16, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 48 years of age, was treated with Prednisone Tab. Patient felt the following Prednisone side effects: headache, pain in extremity, finger deformity, muscular weakness. Prednisone Tab dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Flexeril
  • Humira
These side effects may potentially be related to Prednisone Tab.
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Prednisone Muscular Weakness Causes and Reviews


Myasthenia gravis is a disease that causes weakness in your voluntary muscles. These are the muscles that you control. For example, you may have weakness in the muscles for eye movement, facial expressions, and swallowing. You can also have weakness in other muscles. This weakness gets worse with activity, and better with rest.

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease. Your body's immune system makes antibodies that block or change some of the nerve signals to your muscles. This makes your muscles weaker.

Other conditions can cause muscle weakness, so myasthenia gravis can be hard to diagnose. Tests used to make a diagnosis include blood, nerve, muscle, and imaging tests.

With treatment, the muscle weakness often gets much better. Medicines can help improve nerve-to-muscle messages and make muscles stronger. Other drugs keep your body from making so many abnormal antibodies. These medicines can have major side effects, so they should be used carefully. There are also treatments which filter abnormal antibodies from the blood or add healthy antibodies from donated blood. Sometimes, surgery to take out the thymus gland helps.

Some people with myasthenia gravis go into remission. This means that they do not have symptoms. The remission is usually temporary, but sometimes it can be permanent.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Prednisone Muscular Weakness Reviews

Fri, 29 Apr 2011

I was recently diagnosed as having rheumatoid arthritis one of the meds prescribed was Prednisone one of the side affects that i have noticed is my stomach cramps inthe evening. gonna check to see if I can get a different prescrition

Sun, 08 May 2011

i take it when i get poison oak or ivy really bad and it takes it away in like 3 days if im fully broken out and i am highly allergic poison ivy, oak and all of that other stuff like that and this stuff helps me tremendously :-D

Sat, 01 Jan 2011

What isn't a side effect of Prednisone??

Wed, 06 Oct 2010

iam 60mg taken for 1month,total 3months taken.

Sat, 06 Aug 2011

3 weeks after i had been given 120m of predisone in a 24 hour period,i started getting dizzy spells severe enough that initially i blacked out while driving,needless to say i havent been driving my car,but i still am experiencing very bad dizzy spells(its been going on aboutma month now.this was like the 6 th cycle of predisoneive been on this year.i dont know if this is happening as a direct result of the predisone i just know it never happened before i took the large am ount of predisone.has anyone ever had something like this occur to them?

Fri, 23 Jul 2010

I am asthmatic (since I was very little) 36yrs old, took 40mg Prednisone for 8 days - two days later I ovulated and then I started bleeding uncontrollably. Gynae said ovaries failed as blood work tested very low and put me on Duphaston to aid drying up bleed. Gynae said that test could be affected by Prednisone.

Mon, 02 May 2011

>:o :'(

Fri, 23 Aug 2013

My doctor prescribed a six day high dose of Prednisone for a shoulder injury and on the 3rd day I am supposed to start taking Meloxicam as well. Am I going to have weight gain and puffiness side effects from these medications?

Thu, 13 Aug 2009
What affect will Prednisone have on an abcess?
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