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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Back pain?

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 53,184 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,805 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 53,459 Dexamethasone users)

Back pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,043 Back pain patients)

On Jan, 30, 2015: 53,184 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 1,805 people (3.39%) have Back Pain.

Trend of Back pain in Dexamethasone reports

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Back pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Back pain60.63%20.56%12.54%5.23%0.70%0.35%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Back pain53.50%46.50%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Back pain0.00%0.70%0.35%0.94%4.40%18.59%27.98%47.04%

Severity of Back pain when taking Dexamethasone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Back pain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (621 people, 34.40%)
  2. Metastases to bone (221 people, 12.24%)
  3. Pain (203 people, 11.25%)
  4. Breast cancer (126 people, 6.98%)
  5. Prophylaxis (80 people, 4.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (1,000 people, 55.40%)
  2. Aredia (649 people, 35.96%)
  3. Aspirin (447 people, 24.76%)
  4. Oxycontin (407 people, 22.55%)
  5. Decadron (404 people, 22.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • pain increases with deep breathing

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