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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 53,177 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 has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in swelling. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 53,452 users)

Renal failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.(latest reports from Renal failure 72,089 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 53,177 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 1,565 people (2.94%) have Renal Failure.

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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