Review: could Dexamethasone cause Fungal Infection?


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 53,241 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 161 have Fungal infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Fungal infection and more.

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Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 60,915 users)

Fungal Infection

Fungal infection has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, thrombocytopenia, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 12,798 Fungal infection patients).

On Aug, 20, 2016

53,241 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 161 people (0.3%) have Fungal Infection

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Fungal infection?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Fungal Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 13.79 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 65.52 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.34 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.34 %
  • 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: 56.67 %
  • male: 43.33 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.45 %
  • 10-19: 8.62 %
  • 20-29: 2.59 %
  • 30-39: 3.45 %
  • 40-49: 8.62 %
  • 50-59: 24.14 %
  • 60+: 49.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (27 people)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (15 people)
  • Osteoporosis (13 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (13 people)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (51 people)
  • Aredia (47 people)
  • Revlimid (35 people)
  • Coumadin (34 people)
  • Vincristine (32 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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