Review: could Dexamethasone cause Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping?


Summary

Recurrent leg pain and cramping is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 55,366 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Recurrent leg pain and cramping. Find out below who they are, when they have Recurrent leg pain and cramping and more.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 65,559 users)

Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping

Recurrent leg pain and cramping (repeated leg pain and muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, heart attack, cardiac failure congestive, heart palpitations (latest reports from 2,801 Recurrent leg pain and cramping patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

55,366 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 43 people (0.08%) have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Recurrent leg pain and cramping?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • female: 62.79 %
  • male: 37.21 %

Age of people who have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.88 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 4.88 %
  • 50-59: 2.44 %
  • 60+: 87.8 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (25 people, 58.14%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (9 people, 20.93%)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (5 people, 11.63%)
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer (2 people, 4.65%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (2 people, 4.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (40 people, 93.02%)
  • Aredia (33 people, 76.74%)
  • Prilosec (32 people, 74.42%)
  • Lisinopril (32 people, 74.42%)
  • Velcade (30 people, 69.77%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (43 people, 100.00%)
  • Anxiety (34 people, 79.07%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (33 people, 76.74%)
  • General Physical Health Deterioration (32 people, 74.42%)
  • Osteolysis (31 people, 72.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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