Dexamethasone and Acute psychosis - from FDA reports


Summary

Acute psychosis is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cyclophosphamide, and have Breast cancer . We study 65,051 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA. Among them, 17 have Acute psychosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Acute psychosis and more.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 65,563 users)

Acute Psychosis

Acute psychosis (period of mentally unstable behaviour) has been reported by people with depression, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder, pain, hiv infection (latest reports from 1,989 Acute psychosis patients).

On Feb, 06, 2017

65,051 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 17 people (0.03%) have Acute Psychosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Acute psychosis?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Acute Psychosis *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acute Psychosis when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • female: 64.71 %
  • male: 35.29 %

Age of people who have Acute Psychosis when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 12.5 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 31.25 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 31.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (6 people, 35.29%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (3 people, 17.65%)
  • Depression (2 people, 11.76%)
  • Chemotherapy (2 people, 11.76%)
  • Bladder Cancer (2 people, 11.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cyclophosphamide (5 people, 29.41%)
  • Taxotere (4 people, 23.53%)
  • Lapatinib (3 people, 17.65%)
  • Docetaxel (3 people, 17.65%)
  • Cisplatin (3 people, 17.65%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Leukopenia (4 people, 23.53%)
  • Retrograde Amnesia (3 people, 17.65%)
  • Personality Change (3 people, 17.65%)
  • Agitation (3 people, 17.65%)
  • High Blood Pressure (2 people, 11.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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