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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Pancreatitis?





Summary: Pancreatitis is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Revlimid, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 53,177 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 222 have Pancreatitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatitis and more.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in swelling. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 53,452 users)

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, bipolar disorder.(latest reports from Pancreatitis 31,685 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 53,177 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 222 people (0.42%) have Pancreatitis.

Trend of Pancreatitis in Dexamethasone reports

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Pancreatitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pancreatitis80.00%10.00%7.50%0.00%2.50%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Dexamethasone * :

FemaleMale
Pancreatitis46.38%53.62%

Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Dexamethasone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pancreatitis1.20%6.80%12.40%1.20%2.40%8.80%15.60%51.60%

Severity of Pancreatitis when taking Dexamethasone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pancreatitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (93 people, 41.89%)
  2. Prophylaxis (40 people, 18.02%)
  3. Hypertension (36 people, 16.22%)
  4. Osteoporosis (22 people, 9.91%)
  5. Neoplasm malignant (19 people, 8.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Revlimid (80 people, 36.04%)
  2. Bactrim (58 people, 26.13%)
  3. Dexamethasone tab (50 people, 22.52%)
  4. Thalidomide (48 people, 21.62%)
  5. Fluconazole (46 people, 20.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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