Dexamethasone and Pancreatitis - from FDA reports


Summary

Pancreatitis is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Bactrim, and have Preventive health care. This review analyzes which people have Pancreatitis with Dexamethasone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 65,053 people who have side effects when taking Dexamethasone from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Jul, 21, 2017

65,053 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 278 people (0.43%) have Pancreatitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Pancreatitis?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Pancreatitis *:

  • < 1 month: 70.73 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.51 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.32 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • female: 50.39 %
  • male: 49.61 %

Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 0-1: 1.32 %
  • 2-9: 7.93 %
  • 10-19: 11.89 %
  • 20-29: 1.32 %
  • 30-39: 3.96 %
  • 40-49: 11.01 %
  • 50-59: 18.5 %
  • 60+: 44.05 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Preventive Health Care (28 people, 10.07%)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (all) (24 people, 8.63%)
  • High Blood Pressure (21 people, 7.55%)
  • Hiv Infection (15 people, 5.40%)
  • Cough (15 people, 5.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Revlimid (45 people, 16.19%)
  • Bactrim (45 people, 16.19%)
  • Methotrexate (35 people, 12.59%)
  • Fluconazole (30 people, 10.79%)
  • Zometa (29 people, 10.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhea (42 people, 15.11%)
  • Thrombocytopenia (39 people, 14.03%)
  • Fever (38 people, 13.67%)
  • Constipation (38 people, 13.67%)
  • Anaemia (37 people, 13.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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