Could Dexamethasone cause 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 Revlimid, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 55,367 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA. Among them, 193 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 65,561 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 36,323 Pancreatitis patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

55,367 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 193 people (0.35%) have Pancreatitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Pancreatitis?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Pancreatitis *:

  • < 1 month: 62.07 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.59 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.34 %
  • 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: 50.29 %
  • male: 49.71 %

Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 7.79 %
  • 10-19: 8.44 %
  • 20-29: 1.3 %
  • 30-39: 1.95 %
  • 40-49: 12.99 %
  • 50-59: 17.53 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Revlimid (42 people, 21.76%)
  • Bactrim (35 people, 18.13%)
  • Zometa (27 people, 13.99%)
  • Aredia (27 people, 13.99%)
  • Compazine (24 people, 12.44%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Preventive Health Care (26 people, 13.47%)
  • High Blood Pressure (17 people, 8.81%)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (all) (15 people, 7.77%)
  • Cough (13 people, 6.74%)
  • Hiv Infection (12 people, 6.22%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Diarrhea (35 people, 18.13%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (33 people, 17.10%)
  • Weakness (32 people, 16.58%)
  • Anaemia (31 people, 16.06%)
  • Fatigue (28 people, 14.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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