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 53,241 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,038 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 60,915 users)

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 73,693 Urinary tract infection patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

53,241 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 1,038 people (1.95%) 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: 58.87 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.84 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.84 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 62.22 %
  • male: 37.78 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.77 %
  • 2-9: 0.88 %
  • 10-19: 0.55 %
  • 20-29: 0.66 %
  • 30-39: 1.21 %
  • 40-49: 14.69 %
  • 50-59: 23.36 %
  • 60+: 57.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (297 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (105 people)
  • Breast Cancer (94 people)
  • Pain (88 people)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (77 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (439 people)
  • Aredia (296 people)
  • Revlimid (252 people)
  • Aspirin (207 people)
  • Prednisone (204 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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