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 29,451 people who have side effects while taking Decadron from FDA and social media. Among them, 119 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 multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Decadron 31,809 users)

Migraine

Migraine (headache) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 74,816 Migraine patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

29,451 people reported to have side effects when taking Decadron.
Among them, 119 people (0.4%) have Migraine


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Decadron cause Migraine?

Time on Decadron when people have Migraine *:

  • < 1 month: 71.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 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: 89.66 %
  • male: 10.34 %

Age of people who have Migraine when taking Decadron *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.96 %
  • 30-39: 9.9 %
  • 40-49: 25.74 %
  • 50-59: 27.72 %
  • 60+: 32.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (28 people, 23.53%)
  • Nausea (14 people, 11.76%)
  • Breast Cancer (14 people, 11.76%)
  • Depression (13 people, 10.92%)
  • Oral Pain (10 people, 8.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (73 people, 61.34%)
  • Aredia (63 people, 52.94%)
  • Xanax (36 people, 30.25%)
  • Zofran (35 people, 29.41%)
  • Compazine (35 people, 29.41%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (81 people, 68.07%)
  • Anxiety (72 people, 60.50%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (68 people, 57.14%)
  • Back Pain (67 people, 56.30%)
  • Nausea (65 people, 54.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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