Review: could Dexamethasone cause Pancreatic cancer (Pancreatic carcinoma)?
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 53,187 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 44 have Pancreatic cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatic cancer and more.
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Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in swelling. (latest outcomes from 53,462 Dexamethasone users)
Pancreatic cancer (pancreatic cancer) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 7,478 Pancreatic cancer patients)
On May, 22, 2015: 53,187 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 44 people (0.08%) have Pancreatic Cancer.
Time on Dexamethasone when people have Pancreatic cancer * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Pancreatic cancer||13.33%||13.33%||73.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Pancreatic cancer when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Pancreatic cancer||23.81%||76.19% |
Age of people who have Pancreatic cancer when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Pancreatic cancer||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||27.59%||72.41% |
Severity of Pancreatic cancer when taking Dexamethasone ** :
How people recovered from Pancreatic cancer ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (12 people, 27.27%)
- Hypercalcaemia of malignancy (8 people, 18.18%)
- Pancreatic carcinoma (4 people, 9.09%)
- Nausea (3 people, 6.82%)
- Pain (3 people, 6.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Revlimid (17 people, 38.64%)
- Levaquin (14 people, 31.82%)
- Aredia (14 people, 31.82%)
- Aspirin (13 people, 29.55%)
- Zometa (12 people, 27.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 months ago):
I am currently on 4mg of dexamethasone for swelling. My leg has now recovered. They are being reduced every week at the moment and at one point I was taking 12mg. The reason was to reduce swelling. For the past couple of weeks I have been experiencing. Not true double vision. But when I seem to wake in the morning the room seems to move around and it takes afew seconds to focus properly. When this happens I need to take aback or try and concentrate more. During the day if I look perhaps to the side quickly it initially shows double and instantly goes away when I turn other way. I don't know if this is stress or tha side effects of the steroids. Anxiousness or what. Is this normal?
From this study (4 months ago):
took dexamethasone 4 mgs for one week a month ago. Started having bloated stomach immediately,heartburn,constipation. And now have sore stomach.bloated stomach with pain in top of right stomach.Was also very irritated while taking them.
From this study (5 months ago):
I have a history of pituitary brain tumors (one as an infant, surgically removed and treated with chemo, and one at the age of 7 treated through radiation). I had another brain tumor (miningeoma behind the eye nerves) that has led to these latest bouts of headaches and my rethinking of my health. I have always struggled with weight and am on every hormone replacement due to the effect on my pituitary. I am currently on a mostly vegan diet, which I have generally enjoyed but am starting to reevaluate.
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