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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Acute psychosis?

We study 53,172 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 (latest outcomes from 53,444 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma.

Acute psychosis

Acute psychosis (period of mentally unstable behaviour) (latest reports from 5,180 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder, hiv infection.

On Sep, 17, 2014: 53,168 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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