Dexamethasone and Fungal infection - from FDA reports


Summary

Fungal infection 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 Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 65,051 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA. Among them, 214 have Fungal infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Fungal infection 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)

Fungal Infection

Fungal infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 20,529 Fungal infection patients).

On Feb, 09, 2017

65,051 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 214 people (0.33%) have Fungal Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Fungal infection?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Fungal Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 18.42 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 65.79 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.89 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fungal Infection when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • female: 52.71 %
  • male: 47.29 %

Age of people who have Fungal Infection when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.75 %
  • 10-19: 11.88 %
  • 20-29: 1.88 %
  • 30-39: 3.12 %
  • 40-49: 10.62 %
  • 50-59: 21.88 %
  • 60+: 46.88 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (58 people, 27.10%)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (all) (22 people, 10.28%)
  • Metastases To Bone (14 people, 6.54%)
  • Osteoporosis (13 people, 6.07%)
  • Preventive Health Care (12 people, 5.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (53 people, 24.77%)
  • Aredia (48 people, 22.43%)
  • Revlimid (39 people, 18.22%)
  • Methotrexate (39 people, 18.22%)
  • Velcade (36 people, 16.82%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhea (55 people, 25.70%)
  • Nausea (54 people, 25.23%)
  • Pneumonia (51 people, 23.83%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (51 people, 23.83%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (47 people, 21.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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