Review: could Dexamethasone cause Pancreatic Cancer?


Summary

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 55,473 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 45 have Pancreatic cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatic cancer and more.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 55,689 users)

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer has been reported by people with death, malignant neoplasm progression, weakness, diarrhea, dehydration (latest reports from 7,236 Pancreatic cancer patients).

On Jul, 24, 2016

55,473 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 45 people (0.08%) have Pancreatic Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Pancreatic cancer?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Pancreatic Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 60.0 %
  • 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: 25.58 %
  • male: 74.42 %

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: 29.03 %
  • 60+: 70.97 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (12 people)
  • Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (9 people)
  • Pancreatic Carcinoma (5 people)
  • Pain (3 people)
  • Nausea (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Revlimid (18 people)
  • Levaquin (15 people)
  • Aredia (15 people)
  • Aspirin (14 people)
  • Zometa (13 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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