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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Recurrent leg pain and cramping?

Summary: Recurrent leg pain and cramping could be caused by Dexamethasone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 53,155 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 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 (latest outcomes from 53,426 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma.

Recurrent leg pain and cramping

Recurrent leg pain and cramping (repeated leg pain and muscle contraction) (latest reports from 15,804 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, high blood cholesterol, arthritis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 53,148 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 39 people (0.07%) have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping. They amount to 0.25% of all the 15,763 people who have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping on eHealthMe.

Trend of Recurrent leg pain and cramping in Dexamethasone reports

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Recurrent leg pain and cramping * :

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Gender of people who have Recurrent leg pain and cramping when taking Dexamethasone * :

FemaleMale
Recurrent leg pain and cramping61.54%38.46%

Age of people who have Recurrent leg pain and cramping when taking Dexamethasone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Recurrent leg pain and cramping0.00%0.00%5.26%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%94.74%

Severity of Recurrent leg pain and cramping when taking Dexamethasone ** :

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How people recovered from Recurrent leg pain and cramping ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (24 people, 61.54%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (9 people, 23.08%)
  3. Nasopharyngeal cancer (2 people, 5.13%)
  4. Vomiting (1 people, 2.56%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (1 people, 2.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (35 people, 89.74%)
  2. Ciprofloxacin (33 people, 84.62%)
  3. Lisinopril (29 people, 74.36%)
  4. Aredia (29 people, 74.36%)
  5. Prilosec (29 people, 74.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • dru1966 on Apr, 15, 2014:

    Female: 47 years: Ohio: Began ambien when needed for sleep deprivation and within days I have experienced major calf pain. I thought it was due to running or working out too much and it just caught up with me but after talking to someone else about the medication they experienceed the same side effect too. Feels like a constant charlie horse in my left calf. I will not take it for a few days and see if symptoms subside.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Developed symptoms of hyperventation syndrome (need to take frequent deep satisfying deep breaths- not rapid breathing) after hospital stay for flu and possible meningitis. My chest x ray and CBC is normal. One doc tried to tell me this was PTSD/anxiety from post hospitalization. It is not. I am not anxious except for fact that I cannot breath right. I do not have pneumonia. I have never had this before, but I'm even short of breath while talking to people and distracted - still needing to take deep breaths mid conversation. I have never had some of the above drugs before and wondered if they could have anything to do with it. Thank you.

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    srandall on Mar, 13, 2014:

    I am a Caucasian female age 42. On vanco 3rd time for 3weeks this time. First week this time can't breathe normally, stays n cat scan clear, ringing, popping in ears n loss of hearing, frequent urination and way more urine volume. Dr Denys any of these symptoms from vanco as he gives lectures on vanco. I also had kidney function decreases n he says he would prescribe even if kidneys in half failure because vanco is the best! Sending him documents from Mayo saying after 10 days on vanco patients need to be monitored for hearing, kidney and shallow breathing. Maybe he can add to his lectures.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Cramping at night, sitting or laying down.
    Severe cramping in back of thigh muscle after standing more than 10 minutes or walking 1/4 of a mile.

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