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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 53,184 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 multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from 53,459 Dexamethasone users)

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 31,820 Pancreatitis patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 53,184 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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  • From this study (1 week 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.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Afriacan American/Native American/Hispanic/Haitian. Has a history of acute pancreatitis, may have been taking Meloxicam at the time. Has started on Meloxicam again, with GI symptoms. Stopped the Meloxicam a few days ago, today has bilateral knee swelling.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I do not see a physician, in fact not in last 5 yrs (for a broken wrist). Did have a broken tooth removed 2 months ago- was administered novocaine at the time of the 3hr visit but took nothing in the way of pain killers...not even aspirin. Constipation is nothing new to me but I can usually beat it without having to resort to a colonic

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