Dexamethasone and Pancreatitis - from FDA reports


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 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

Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 65,563 users)

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 36,336 Pancreatitis patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

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:

Could Dexamethasone cause Pancreatitis?

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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