Review: could Dexamethasone cause Sleepy?


Summary

Sleepy is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Velcade, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 55,366 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 705 have Sleepy. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepy and more.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 65,559 users)

Sleepy

Sleepy has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, weakness, drowsiness, high blood pressure, fatigue (latest reports from 110,184 Sleepy patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

55,366 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 705 people (1.27%) have Sleepy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Sleepy?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Sleepy *:

  • < 1 month: 61.36 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sleepy when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • female: 50.77 %
  • male: 49.23 %

Age of people who have Sleepy when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.69 %
  • 10-19: 3.85 %
  • 20-29: 3.18 %
  • 30-39: 5.19 %
  • 40-49: 13.23 %
  • 50-59: 20.77 %
  • 60+: 50.08 %

Severity if Sleepy when taking Dexamethasone **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (171 people, 24.26%)
  • Pain (90 people, 12.77%)
  • Prophylaxis (38 people, 5.39%)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (36 people, 5.11%)
  • Depression (29 people, 4.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Velcade (122 people, 17.30%)
  • Zometa (119 people, 16.88%)
  • Revlimid (99 people, 14.04%)
  • Thalidomide (77 people, 10.92%)
  • Acetaminophen (77 people, 10.92%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (184 people, 26.10%)
  • Diarrhoea (132 people, 18.72%)
  • Asthenia (130 people, 18.44%)
  • Pyrexia (127 people, 18.01%)
  • Pain (127 people, 18.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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