Dexamethasone and Pancreatic cancer - from FDA reports
Pancreatic cancer is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Revlimid, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 65,051 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA. Among them, 56 have Pancreatic cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatic cancer and more.
What to expect?
You are not alone!
Personalized health information
On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA since 1977. Our tools are simple to use, anonymous and free. Start now >>>
Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in False. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 65,563 users)
Pancreatic cancer has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, pancreatic carcinoma, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 17,006 Pancreatic cancer patients).
On Feb, 13, 2017
65,051 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 56 people (0.09%) have Pancreatic Cancer
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Dexamethasone when people have Pancreatic Cancer *:
- < 1 month: 11.11 %
- 1 - 6 months: 38.89 %
- 6 - 12 months: 50.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Pancreatic Cancer when taking Dexamethasone *:
- female: 33.33 %
- male: 66.67 %
Age of people who have Pancreatic Cancer when taking Dexamethasone *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 0.0 %
- 50-59: 21.62 %
- 60+: 78.38 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Myeloma (19 people, 33.93%)
- Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (9 people, 16.07%)
- Pain (6 people, 10.71%)
- Nausea (4 people, 7.14%)
- High Blood Pressure (4 people, 7.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Revlimid (26 people, 46.43%)
- Levaquin (16 people, 28.57%)
- Aspirin (15 people, 26.79%)
- Aredia (15 people, 26.79%)
- Zometa (13 people, 23.21%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Constipation (20 people, 35.71%)
- Anaemia (19 people, 33.93%)
- Pain (18 people, 32.14%)
- Stress And Anxiety (16 people, 28.57%)
- Back Pain (16 people, 28.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Do you have Pancreatic cancer when taking Dexamethasone?
Browse all side effects of Dexamethasonea b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Drugs that are associated with Pancreatic cancerPancreatic cancer
Could your condition cause Pancreatic cancerPancreatic cancer
Can you answer these questions?
My mother died of pancreatic cancer less than a year after starting Lantus. I'm curious if anyone knows who you report that to, because none of her doctors made a correlation, which leads me to believe the actual numbers of pancreatic cancer patients using Lantus is much higher than reported. ...
Have a constant cough with this viral infection - cough til almost throw up. need relief - would dexamethasone (and I have 4 mg tablet that I cut into 4 pieces) 1 piece is enough for me. Can I take that with 2 hrs. of taking a fioricet
in regards to a study that was done of 56000 plus people taking forteo, 80 people developed pancreatic cancer, I can find no other info in regards to pancreatic cancer and forteo, out of all the possible side effects, this one is not listed as a side effect, I am very concerned about this ...
This drug has been prescribed to me for chronic inflammation in my hip, thigh and lower leg after having lower back surgery. It is a short regiment - 9 days - but historically, I have not responded well to corticosteroids. The side effects listed are daunting including fat appearing in places it ...
You may be interested in these reviews
I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in Feb. of 2014. After a 2 year fight with trying to heal from neck surgery, and the resulting infection I am now in pretty good shape, and have been for about 7 months. I get the usual chemo treatment of Velcade injection, Revlimid tab.,(2 weeks on, 1 week ...
My wife (Julie) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October of 2015. She had taken Chantix to quit smoking in 2012 and was successful with quitting. However she did gain quite a bit of weight. She was 56 when diagnosed and 57 when she died July 31st, 2016 from complications from a whipple ...
Hi! I have a rare condition called NMO (Neuromyelitis optica or Devic's disease). The first line of treatment was very high dosage of oral steroids until my insurance approved a chemotherapy agent called rituxan. So I was on 8mg of dexamethasone for about 7 months. I gained almost 100lbs. I ...