Review: could Decadron cause Migraine?


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 24,886 people who have side effects while taking Decadron from FDA and social media. Among them, 102 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine and more.

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Decadron has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Decadron 26,992 users)


Migraine (headache) has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, chest pain, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 55,430 Migraine patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

24,886 people reported to have side effects when taking Decadron.
Among them, 102 people (0.41%) have Migraine

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Decadron cause Migraine?

Time on Decadron when people have Migraine *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Migraine when taking Decadron *:

  • female: 88.12 %
  • male: 11.88 %

Age of people who have Migraine when taking Decadron *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.3 %
  • 30-39: 6.45 %
  • 40-49: 26.88 %
  • 50-59: 29.03 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (28 people)
  • Depression (13 people)
  • Breast Cancer (13 people)
  • Nausea (12 people)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (70 people)
  • Aredia (60 people)
  • Xanax (34 people)
  • Compazine (34 people)
  • Lasix (33 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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