Review: could Dexamethasone cause Adrenal insufficiency?
This is a review of Adrenal insufficiency by studying 53,145 people who take Dexamethasone. We analyze: the time on Dexamethasone when people have Adrenal insufficiency, gender and age of these people, the severity of Adrenal insufficiency, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Dexamethasone. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Dexamethasone (latest outcomes from 53,423 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma, swelling. Commonly reported side effects of Dexamethasone include pneumonia, fever, agranulocytosis, pneumonia aggravated, nausea.
Adrenal insufficiency (condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroids) (latest reports from 19,299 patients) has been reported by people with asthma, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hiv infection, pain.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 53,145 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 130 people (0.24%) have Adrenal Insufficiency. They amount to 0.68% of all the 19,129 people who have Adrenal Insufficiency.
Time on Dexamethasone when people have Adrenal insufficiency * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Adrenal insufficiency||16.67%||50.00%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Adrenal insufficiency when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Adrenal insufficiency||55.07%||44.93% |
Age of people who have Adrenal insufficiency when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Adrenal insufficiency||5.07%||5.07%||2.17%||5.80%||12.32%||18.84%||5.07%||45.65% |
Severity of Adrenal insufficiency when taking Dexamethasone ** :
How people recovered from Adrenal insufficiency ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (20 people, 15.38%)
- Constipation (20 people, 15.38%)
- Pain (19 people, 14.62%)
- Deep vein thrombosis (16 people, 12.31%)
- Pulmonary embolism (14 people, 10.77%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Hydrocortisone (34 people, 26.15%)
- Carboplatin (23 people, 17.69%)
- Prednisone (21 people, 16.15%)
- Naproxen (21 people, 16.15%)
- Decadron (20 people, 15.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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