Dexamethasone and Pancreatic cancer - from FDA reports


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. This review analyzes which people have Pancreatic cancer with Dexamethasone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 65,052 people who have side effects when taking Dexamethasone from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 22, 2017

65,052 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 56 people (0.09%) have Pancreatic Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Pancreatic cancer?

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.

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