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 53,185 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 47 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 multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from 53,460 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 Apr, 18, 2015: 53,185 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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