Review: could Dexamethasone cause Completed suicide?
Summary: Completed suicide 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 Cyclophosphamide, and have Multiple myeloma. We study 53,187 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Completed suicide. Find out below who they are, when they have Completed suicide and more.
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Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in swelling. (latest outcomes from 53,462 Dexamethasone users)
Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life) has been reported by people with depression, suicide attempt, ill-defined disorder, pain, quit smoking. (latest reports from 36,358 Completed suicide patients)
On May, 12, 2015: 53,187 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 34 people (0.06%) have Completed Suicide.
Time on Dexamethasone when people have Completed suicide * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Completed suicide||70.00%||10.00%||0.00%||10.00%||10.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Completed suicide when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Completed suicide||51.28%||48.72% |
Age of people who have Completed suicide when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Completed suicide||0.00%||0.00%||3.12%||0.00%||0.00%||9.38%||28.12%||59.38% |
Severity of Completed suicide when taking Dexamethasone ** :
How people recovered from Completed suicide ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (6 people, 17.65%)
- Breast cancer (5 people, 14.71%)
- Swelling (2 people, 5.88%)
- Radiculopathy (2 people, 5.88%)
- Cancer pain (1 people, 2.94%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cyclophosphamide (9 people, 26.47%)
- Prochlorperazine (9 people, 26.47%)
- Doxorubicin hcl (7 people, 20.59%)
- Granisetron (7 people, 20.59%)
- Thalomid (6 people, 17.65%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am currently on 4mg of dexamethasone for swelling. My leg has now recovered. They are being reduced every week at the moment and at one point I was taking 12mg. The reason was to reduce swelling. For the past couple of weeks I have been experiencing. Not true double vision. But when I seem to wake in the morning the room seems to move around and it takes afew seconds to focus properly. When this happens I need to take aback or try and concentrate more. During the day if I look perhaps to the side quickly it initially shows double and instantly goes away when I turn other way. I don't know if this is stress or tha side effects of the steroids. Anxiousness or what. Is this normal?
From this study (2 months ago):
My brother in law was in great emotional condition but had hard time falling asleep. Dr. described Ambien and he committed suicide in 10 days. This is on his behalf
From this study (2 months ago):
My brother in law was in great emotional condition but had hard time falling asleep. Dr. described Ambien and he committed suicide in 10 days.
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