Review: could Dexamethasone cause Pancreatitis?


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 Revlimid, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 50,979 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 179 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 60,915 users)


Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) has been reported by people with weight decreased, breathing difficulty, fever, pain, abdominal pain upper (latest reports from 28,280 Pancreatitis patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

50,979 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 179 people (0.35%) have Pancreatitis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Pancreatitis?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Pancreatitis *:

  • < 1 month: 58.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 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: 50.93 %
  • male: 49.07 %

Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 8.28 %
  • 10-19: 8.28 %
  • 20-29: 1.38 %
  • 30-39: 2.07 %
  • 40-49: 13.1 %
  • 50-59: 17.24 %
  • 60+: 49.66 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (45 people)
  • Prophylaxis (25 people)
  • Hypertension (14 people)
  • Cough (13 people)
  • Hiv Infection (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Revlimid (38 people)
  • Bactrim (33 people)
  • Zometa (23 people)
  • Aredia (23 people)
  • Compazine (22 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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