Review: could Dexamethasone cause Urinary Tract Infection?


Urinary tract infection 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 Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 55,367 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,074 have Urinary tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary tract infection and more.

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Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 65,561 users)

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 111,167 Urinary tract infection patients).

On Oct, 17, 2016

55,367 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 1,074 people (1.94%) have Urinary Tract Infection

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Urinary tract infection?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Urinary Tract Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 59.87 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.58 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.63 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.63 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Urinary Tract Infection when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • female: 61.76 %
  • male: 38.24 %

Age of people who have Urinary Tract Infection when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 0-1: 0.74 %
  • 2-9: 0.95 %
  • 10-19: 0.53 %
  • 20-29: 0.63 %
  • 30-39: 1.16 %
  • 40-49: 14.18 %
  • 50-59: 23.39 %
  • 60+: 58.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (297 people, 27.65%)
  • Metastases To Bone (107 people, 9.96%)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (95 people, 8.85%)
  • Breast Cancer (94 people, 8.75%)
  • Pain (93 people, 8.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (446 people, 41.53%)
  • Aredia (300 people, 27.93%)
  • Revlimid (262 people, 24.39%)
  • Aspirin (211 people, 19.65%)
  • Prednisone (205 people, 19.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (430 people, 40.04%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (397 people, 36.96%)
  • Anxiety (373 people, 34.73%)
  • Anaemia (346 people, 32.22%)
  • Back Pain (323 people, 30.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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