Review: could Dexamethasone cause Renal Failure?


Renal failure is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Revlimid, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 53,241 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,365 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure 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)

Renal Failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, renal failure acute, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 62,612 Renal failure patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

53,241 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 1,365 people (2.56%) have Renal Failure

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Renal failure?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Renal Failure *:

  • < 1 month: 66.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.1 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.32 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.29 %

Gender of people who have Renal Failure when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • female: 40.08 %
  • male: 59.92 %

Age of people who have Renal Failure when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 0-1: 1.46 %
  • 2-9: 1.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.28 %
  • 20-29: 1.37 %
  • 30-39: 2.74 %
  • 40-49: 9.95 %
  • 50-59: 17.99 %
  • 60+: 63.2 %

Severity if Renal Failure when taking Dexamethasone **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (499 people)
  • Prophylaxis (127 people)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (115 people)
  • Pain (115 people)
  • Hypertension (95 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Revlimid (399 people)
  • Zometa (314 people)
  • Velcade (249 people)
  • Aredia (203 people)
  • Aspirin (171 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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