Review: could Dexamethasone cause Fungal infection?
Summary: Fungal infection is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.
We study 53,185 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 202 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 53,459 Dexamethasone users)
Fungal infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, birth control. (latest reports from 13,224 Fungal infection patients)
On Feb, 4, 2015: 53,184 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 202 people (0.38%) have Fungal Infection.
Time on Dexamethasone when people have Fungal infection * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Fungal infection||30.77%||56.41%||5.13%||7.69%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Fungal infection when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Fungal infection||50.00%||50.00% |
Age of people who have Fungal infection when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Fungal infection||0.00%||1.95%||11.69%||0.65%||4.55%||9.09%||25.32%||46.75% |
Severity of Fungal infection when taking Dexamethasone ** :
How people recovered from Fungal infection ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (47 people, 23.27%)
- Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (17 people, 8.42%)
- Mantle cell lymphoma (13 people, 6.44%)
- Osteoporosis (12 people, 5.94%)
- Metastases to bone (12 people, 5.94%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (43 people, 21.29%)
- Aredia (40 people, 19.80%)
- Velcade (38 people, 18.81%)
- Dexamethasone tab (36 people, 17.82%)
- Methotrexate (32 people, 15.84%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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