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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Pancreatitis?

We study 53,168 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 (latest outcomes from 53,441 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma.

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) (latest reports from 197,368 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, bipolar disorder.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 53,165 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 222 people (0.42%) have Pancreatitis. They amount to 0.11% of all the 197,234 people who have Pancreatitis on eHealthMe.

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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