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 Constipation. This review analyzes which people have Adrenal insufficiency with Dexamethasone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 65,053 people who have side effects when taking Dexamethasone from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Aug, 26, 2017
65,053 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 156 people (0.24%) 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: 51.37 %
- male: 48.63 %
Age of people who have Adrenal insufficiency when taking Dexamethasone *:
- 0-1: 4.32 %
- 2-9: 5.04 %
- 10-19: 5.76 %
- 20-29: 7.19 %
- 30-39: 7.91 %
- 40-49: 15.11 %
- 50-59: 8.63 %
- 60+: 46.04 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Constipation (15 people, 9.62%)
- Pain (11 people, 7.05%)
- Deep Venous Thrombosis (11 people, 7.05%)
- Renal Cell Carcinoma (10 people, 6.41%)
- Analgesic Therapy (10 people, 6.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Hydrocortisone (33 people, 21.15%)
- Prednisone (24 people, 15.38%)
- Lorazepam (22 people, 14.10%)
- Prilosec (19 people, 12.18%)
- Decadron (19 people, 12.18%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (30 people, 19.23%)
- Fatigue (28 people, 17.95%)
- Pain (27 people, 17.31%)
- Hypotension (27 people, 17.31%)
- Breathing Difficulty (27 people, 17.31%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Hello guys, My name is favour i'm 39 male I have been using dexamethasone(tablets) with Cyproheptadine(caplet), i was too skinny and i needed to add up some flesh and based on a friend's advice i started taking one caplet of Cyproheptadine daily and 1mg of dexacortin(dexamethasone) , in no ...
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User reviews to the study
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Hi! I have a rare condition called NMO (Neuromyelitis optica or Devic's disease). The first line of treatment was very high dosage of oral steroids until my insurance approved a chemotherapy agent called rituxan. So I was on 8mg of dexamethasone for about 7 months. I gained almost 100lbs. I ...