Review: could Dexamethasone cause Adrenal insufficiency?
We study 53,163 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 (latest outcomes from 53,436 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in swelling.
Adrenal insufficiency (condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroids) (latest reports from 20,599 patients) has been reported by people with asthma, osteoporosis, hiv infection, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.
On Jul, 22, 2014: 53,163 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 130 people (0.24%) have Adrenal Insufficiency. They amount to 0.63% of all the 20,599 people who have Adrenal Insufficiency on eHealthMe.
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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I'm just checking my hunch about the reaction. I took the dexamethasone around 9:30 and the lortab around 12:30. By 1pm my face had started swelling and a red rash started along the laugh lines under the cheeks and started spreading rapidly. It was really hot and just looked like one giant hive. I took two Benadryl and I can't tell that it helped any at all. The redness went partially on to my neck and forehead, also my chin. I put cortisone cream on it around 7:00. Still no relief.
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