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 swelling. (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 Mar, 11, 2015: 53,185 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Aldactone for a 60-year old woman with Cardioplegia. The patient has Fungal Infection
- A study of side effects of Dexamethasone for a 65-year old woman with Inflammation Localised. The patient has Stomach Pain
- A study of drug interactions between Omnitrope, Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Progesterone, Estradiol, Metformin, Desmopressin Acetate, Dexamethasone, Levothyroxine Sodium for a 23-year old woman with Growth Hormone Deficiency, Calcium Deficiency, Vitamin D Decreased, N-a-g, Pituitary Tumour, Insulin Resistance, Adrenal Insufficiency, Hypothyroidism. The patient has Headache, Brain Tumor - Adults, Obesity, Fatigue
- A study of drug interactions between Dexamethasone, Velcade for a 63-year old man with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia. The patient has Itching
- A study of drug interactions between Trazodone Hydrochloride, Levothroid, Dexamethasone, Triamterene And Hydrochlorothiazide, Pravastatin Sodium, Coreg for a 55-year old woman with Sleep Disorder Due To General Medical Condition, Insomnia Type, Hypothyroidism, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Hbp, Hyperlipidemia. The patient has Nosebleed, Thigh Numbness
Recent Dexamethasone related drug comparison:
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