Dexamethasone and Urinary tract infection - from FDA reports


Summary

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 65,051 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA. Among them, 1,217 have Urinary tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary tract infection and more.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from Dexamethasone 65,563 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 111,296 Urinary tract infection patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

65,051 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 1,217 people (1.87%) 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: 55.91 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.72 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.99 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.23 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.15 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 61.79 %
  • male: 38.21 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.65 %
  • 2-9: 0.93 %
  • 10-19: 0.47 %
  • 20-29: 0.75 %
  • 30-39: 1.03 %
  • 40-49: 13.26 %
  • 50-59: 22.5 %
  • 60+: 60.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (454 people, 37.30%)
  • Metastases To Bone (108 people, 8.87%)
  • Breast Cancer (98 people, 8.05%)
  • Pain (97 people, 7.97%)
  • Preventive Health Care (77 people, 6.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (463 people, 38.04%)
  • Aredia (308 people, 25.31%)
  • Revlimid (292 people, 23.99%)
  • Velcade (223 people, 18.32%)
  • Aspirin (220 people, 18.08%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (443 people, 36.40%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (399 people, 32.79%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (379 people, 31.14%)
  • Weakness (378 people, 31.06%)
  • Anaemia (369 people, 30.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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