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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Acute psychosis?





Summary: Acute psychosis is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Cyclophosphamide, and have Breast cancer.

We study 53,177 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 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 swelling. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 53,452 users)

Acute psychosis

Acute psychosis (period of mentally unstable behaviour) has been reported by people with depression, pain, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder, hiv infection.(latest reports from Acute psychosis 1,286 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 53,174 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 16 people (0.03%) have Acute Psychosis.

Trend of Acute psychosis in Dexamethasone reports

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Acute psychosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acute psychosis50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Acute psychosis62.50%37.50%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acute psychosis0.00%0.00%12.50%0.00%0.00%31.25%25.00%31.25%

Severity of Acute psychosis when taking Dexamethasone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Acute psychosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (6 people, 37.50%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (3 people, 18.75%)
  3. Chemotherapy (2 people, 12.50%)
  4. Bladder cancer (2 people, 12.50%)
  5. Depression (1 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cyclophosphamide (5 people, 31.25%)
  2. Epirubicin (4 people, 25.00%)
  3. Taxotere (4 people, 25.00%)
  4. Cisplatin (3 people, 18.75%)
  5. Docetaxel (3 people, 18.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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