Dexamethasone and Adrenal insufficiency - from FDA reports
Adrenal insufficiency is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Hydrocortisone, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Adrenal insufficiency with Dexamethasone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 65,052 people who have side effects when taking Dexamethasone from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On May, 12, 2017
65,052 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 141 people (0.22%) have Adrenal Insufficiency
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Dexamethasone when people have Adrenal Insufficiency *:
- < 1 month: 14.29 %
- 1 - 6 months: 71.43 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Adrenal Insufficiency when taking Dexamethasone *:
- female: 51.15 %
- male: 48.85 %
Age of people who have Adrenal Insufficiency when taking Dexamethasone *:
- 0-1: 4.0 %
- 2-9: 5.6 %
- 10-19: 6.4 %
- 20-29: 3.2 %
- 30-39: 7.2 %
- 40-49: 15.2 %
- 50-59: 9.6 %
- 60+: 48.8 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Myeloma (22 people, 15.60%)
- Constipation (15 people, 10.64%)
- Pain (11 people, 7.80%)
- Deep Venous Thrombosis (11 people, 7.80%)
- Analgesic Therapy (10 people, 7.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Hydrocortisone (33 people, 23.40%)
- Prednisone (24 people, 17.02%)
- Lorazepam (22 people, 15.60%)
- Prilosec (19 people, 13.48%)
- Decadron (19 people, 13.48%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Pain (27 people, 19.15%)
- Nausea (27 people, 19.15%)
- Hypotension (27 people, 19.15%)
- Breathing Difficulty (27 people, 19.15%)
- Fatigue (26 people, 18.44%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Adrenal insufficiency when taking Dexamethasone?
Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 65,568 users)
Adrenal insufficiency (condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroids) has been reported by people with asthma, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, hiv infection (latest reports from 4,809 Adrenal insufficiency patients).
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