Dexamethasone and Back pain - from FDA reports


Summary

Back pain is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 65,051 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA. Among them, 2,074 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 65,563 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 173,400 Back pain patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

65,051 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 2,074 people (3.19%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Back pain?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 64.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.48 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.74 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Back Pain when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • female: 55.32 %
  • male: 44.68 %

Age of people who have Back Pain when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.81 %
  • 10-19: 0.7 %
  • 20-29: 1.33 %
  • 30-39: 4.75 %
  • 40-49: 18.89 %
  • 50-59: 28.74 %
  • 60+: 44.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (621 people, 29.94%)
  • Metastases To Bone (206 people, 9.93%)
  • Pain (182 people, 8.78%)
  • Breast Cancer (127 people, 6.12%)
  • Preventive Health Care (94 people, 4.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (1,038 people, 50.05%)
  • Aredia (641 people, 30.91%)
  • Oxycontin (417 people, 20.11%)
  • Levaquin (408 people, 19.67%)
  • Decadron (377 people, 18.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (1,016 people, 48.99%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (970 people, 46.77%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (813 people, 39.20%)
  • Fatigue (738 people, 35.58%)
  • Anaemia (672 people, 32.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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