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Review: could Decadron cause Migraine?

Summary: Migraine is found among people who take Decadron, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

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

Migraine

Migraine (headache) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 51,717 Migraine patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 24,692 people reported to have side effects when taking Decadron. Among them, 99 people (0.40%) have Migraine.

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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