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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Adrenal insufficiency?

Summary: 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.

We study 53,185 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 130 have Adrenal insufficiency. Find out below who they are, when they have Adrenal insufficiency and more.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from 53,460 Dexamethasone users)

Adrenal insufficiency

Adrenal insufficiency (condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroids) has been reported by people with asthma, osteoporosis, hiv infection, rheumatoid arthritis, pain. (latest reports from 3,221 Adrenal insufficiency patients)

On Apr, 5, 2015: 53,185 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 130 people (0.24%) have Adrenal Insufficiency.

Trend of Adrenal insufficiency in Dexamethasone reports

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Adrenal insufficiency * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Adrenal insufficiency16.67%50.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Adrenal insufficiency when taking Dexamethasone * :

FemaleMale
Adrenal insufficiency55.07%44.93%

Age of people who have Adrenal insufficiency when taking Dexamethasone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Adrenal insufficiency5.07%5.07%2.17%5.80%12.32%18.84%5.07%45.65%

Severity of Adrenal insufficiency when taking Dexamethasone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Adrenal insufficiency ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (20 people, 15.38%)
  2. Constipation (20 people, 15.38%)
  3. Pain (19 people, 14.62%)
  4. Deep vein thrombosis (16 people, 12.31%)
  5. Pulmonary embolism (14 people, 10.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Hydrocortisone (34 people, 26.15%)
  2. Carboplatin (23 people, 17.69%)
  3. Prednisone (21 people, 16.15%)
  4. Naproxen (21 people, 16.15%)
  5. Decadron (20 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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