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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Sleepy?

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

We study 53,155 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 744 have Sleepy. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepy 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.

Sleepy

Sleepy (latest reports from 491,758 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 53,148 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 744 people (1.40%) have Sleepy. They amount to 0.15% of all the 491,526 people who have Sleepy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleepy in Dexamethasone reports

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Sleepy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleepy70.95%24.32%2.70%1.35%0.00%0.68%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sleepy when taking Dexamethasone * :

FemaleMale
Sleepy49.47%50.53%

Age of people who have Sleepy when taking Dexamethasone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleepy0.14%3.26%4.67%2.97%5.10%11.19%18.27%54.39%

Severity of Sleepy when taking Dexamethasone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Sleepy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (248 people, 33.33%)
  2. Pain (106 people, 14.25%)
  3. Prophylaxis (52 people, 6.99%)
  4. Hypertension (32 people, 4.30%)
  5. Nausea (30 people, 4.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Dexamethasone tab (142 people, 19.09%)
  2. Velcade (139 people, 18.68%)
  3. Zometa (111 people, 14.92%)
  4. Revlimid (101 people, 13.58%)
  5. Acetaminophen (91 people, 12.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • rick on Apr, 17, 2014:

    You and the other 41 men who participated in this study are all wrong. All of you. All of those side effects are from dapakote alone. Not marijuana. Actually marijuana will help you alleviate the dapakote side effects. Most of them except fatigue and hair loss.
    Personally I think they make dapakote out of super concentrated weed. Feels the same!

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  • From this study (7 days ago):

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Sleepiness comes and goes abruptly

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