Review: could Dexamethasone cause Renal failure (Acute kidney failure)?
Summary: 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 53,185 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 has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from 53,459 Dexamethasone users)
Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, multiple myeloma, diabetes, pain. (latest reports from 72,154 Renal failure patients)
On Mar, 3, 2015: 53,185 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 1,565 people (2.94%) have Renal Failure.
Time on Dexamethasone when people have Renal failure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Renal failure||69.96%||17.72%||9.70%||1.49%||1.12%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Renal failure||38.08%||61.92% |
Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Renal failure||1.18%||2.76%||2.11%||0.72%||2.50%||9.87%||19.28%||61.58% |
Severity of Renal failure when taking Dexamethasone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Renal failure||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Renal failure ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (775 people, 49.52%)
- Prophylaxis (159 people, 10.16%)
- Pain (134 people, 8.56%)
- Hypertension (126 people, 8.05%)
- Nausea (88 people, 5.62%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Revlimid (468 people, 29.90%)
- Zometa (314 people, 20.06%)
- Velcade (309 people, 19.74%)
- Dexamethasone tab (253 people, 16.17%)
- Aspirin (244 people, 15.59%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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