Could Dexamethasone cause Pancreatitis - from FDA reports
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 65,051 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA. Among them, 236 have Pancreatitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatitis and more.
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Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 65,563 users)
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 36,326 Pancreatitis patients).
On Dec, 19, 2016
65,051 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 236 people (0.36%) have Pancreatitis
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Dexamethasone when people have Pancreatitis *:
- < 1 month: 66.67 %
- 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Dexamethasone *:
- female: 49.53 %
- male: 50.47 %
Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Dexamethasone *:
- 0-1: 1.04 %
- 2-9: 6.77 %
- 10-19: 11.46 %
- 20-29: 1.04 %
- 30-39: 3.12 %
- 40-49: 13.02 %
- 50-59: 18.75 %
- 60+: 44.79 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Myeloma (65 people, 27.54%)
- Preventive Health Care (28 people, 11.86%)
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (all) (22 people, 9.32%)
- High Blood Pressure (21 people, 8.90%)
- Hiv Infection (15 people, 6.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Revlimid (45 people, 19.07%)
- Bactrim (42 people, 17.80%)
- Zometa (29 people, 12.29%)
- Methotrexate (29 people, 12.29%)
- Aredia (28 people, 11.86%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Diarrhea (42 people, 17.80%)
- Anaemia (37 people, 15.68%)
- Thrombocytopenia (36 people, 15.25%)
- Weakness (34 people, 14.41%)
- Constipation (34 people, 14.41%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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