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Review: could Decadron cause Migraine?

We study 24,692 people who have side effects while taking Decadron from FDA and social media. Among them, 99 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine and more.

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Decadron

Decadron (latest outcomes from 24,814 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in swelling.

Migraine

Migraine (headache) (latest reports from 171,980 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 24,692 people reported to have side effects when taking Decadron. Among them, 99 people (0.40%) have Migraine. They amount to 0.06% of all the 170,803 people who have Migraine on eHealthMe.

Trend of Migraine in Decadron reports

Time on Decadron when people have Migraine * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Migraine71.43%28.57%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Migraine when taking Decadron * :

FemaleMale
Migraine83.17%16.83%

Age of people who have Migraine when taking Decadron * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Migraine0.00%0.00%0.00%4.17%9.38%25.00%29.17%32.29%

Severity of Migraine when taking Decadron ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Migraine ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (30 people, 30.30%)
  2. Depression (17 people, 17.17%)
  3. Nausea (14 people, 14.14%)
  4. Oral pain (12 people, 12.12%)
  5. Oedema (12 people, 12.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (68 people, 68.69%)
  2. Aredia (61 people, 61.62%)
  3. Compazine (38 people, 38.38%)
  4. Xanax (34 people, 34.34%)
  5. Flagyl (32 people, 32.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

    Reply

    donegal828 on May, 28, 2014:

    I feel the same way. I am 27 years old, continuously gaining weight and wish that I had never taken this drug. I am so sorry to hear about the premature menopause and reproductive problems! How did you find out about all of that? Is that definitely a result of taking adderall? How terrible! I need to get myself to the doctor!

    Reply

    AmyJ on May, 15, 2014:

    I'm 36 now and did the injections at 29. I've had 2 children since but in the 3 years showing signs of pre menopause. Always wondered if it was due to those injections.

    Reply

    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Recurrent shingles for last 1-2 years with them now coming almost as soon as I am off the 7 days 3000 gram course. Two weeks ago during the 5th day of the 3000 per day, I awoke and the muscles of my lower extremities were so tight and rigid I could hardly bend to move. Painful to get around, could bend. Joints stiff, but it the muscles, WOWEE.. took 5 days to gradually go away. During this, I had gone to 500 2x a day of Valtrex and the shingles were back in 3 days. Nose gets stuffy, extreme itch that 3 benadryl can't touch, and of course tingle and burn. Always in my hair, forehead and sometimes on bridge of nose. I had to start another round of 3000 gram/day. Today is my last day of one week of 500 2x day, and will go to 500 1x day. I itch, tingle, sore, ache and have a few bumps but nothing that has actually popped out YET. This weekend we will see. I have been doing this since 2013.
    They started out every couple months, now perpetual.

    Reply

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