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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Renal failure?

Summary: Renal failure could be caused by Dexamethasone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Revlimid, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 53,155 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,565 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone (latest outcomes from 53,426 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in swelling.

Renal failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 424,069 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 53,148 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 1,565 people (2.94%) have Renal Failure. They amount to 0.36% of all the 431,007 people who have Renal Failure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Renal failure in Dexamethasone reports

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Renal failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Renal failure69.96%17.72%9.70%1.49%1.12%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Renal failure38.08%61.92%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Renal failure1.18%2.76%2.11%0.72%2.50%9.87%19.28%61.58%

Severity of Renal failure when taking Dexamethasone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Renal failure0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Renal failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (775 people, 49.52%)
  2. Prophylaxis (159 people, 10.16%)
  3. Pain (134 people, 8.56%)
  4. Hypertension (126 people, 8.05%)
  5. Nausea (88 people, 5.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Revlimid (468 people, 29.90%)
  2. Zometa (314 people, 20.06%)
  3. Velcade (309 people, 19.74%)
  4. Dexamethasone tab (253 people, 16.17%)
  5. Aspirin (244 people, 15.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • My father received an infusion of zometa and a three month shot of Lupron, four days later he had renal failure and was put on dialysis.

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  • 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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