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 53,185 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 has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in swelling. (latest outcomes from 53,459 Dexamethasone users)
Acute psychosis (period of mentally unstable behaviour) has been reported by people with depression, schizophrenia, pain, psychotic disorder, hiv infection. (latest reports from 1,316 Acute psychosis patients)
On Mar, 29, 2015: 53,185 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 16 people (0.03%) have Acute Psychosis.
Time on Dexamethasone when people have Acute psychosis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Acute psychosis||50.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Acute psychosis when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Acute psychosis||62.50%||37.50% |
Age of people who have Acute psychosis when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Acute psychosis||0.00%||0.00%||12.50%||0.00%||0.00%||31.25%||25.00%||31.25% |
Severity of Acute psychosis when taking Dexamethasone ** :
How people recovered from Acute psychosis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breast cancer (6 people, 37.50%)
- Multiple myeloma (3 people, 18.75%)
- Chemotherapy (2 people, 12.50%)
- Bladder cancer (2 people, 12.50%)
- Depression (1 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cyclophosphamide (5 people, 31.25%)
- Epirubicin (4 people, 25.00%)
- Taxotere (4 people, 25.00%)
- Cisplatin (3 people, 18.75%)
- Docetaxel (3 people, 18.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- A study of side effects of Dexamethasone for a 32-year old woman with Swelling Of The Face. The patient has Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
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