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. This review analyzes which people have Fungal infection with Dexamethasone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 65,052 people who have side effects when taking Dexamethasone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 24, 2017

65,052 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.

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