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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Urinary tract infection?

We study 53,168 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,004 have Urinary tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary tract infection and more.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone (latest outcomes from 53,441 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma.

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection (latest reports from 451,144 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 53,165 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 1,068 people (2.01%) have Urinary Tract Infection. They amount to 0.24% of all the 450,755 people who have Urinary Tract Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Urinary tract infection in Dexamethasone reports

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Urinary tract infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary tract infection66.82%24.30%4.21%3.74%0.93%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Dexamethasone * :

FemaleMale
Urinary tract infection65.59%34.41%

Age of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Dexamethasone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urinary tract infection0.60%0.43%0.26%0.43%0.77%11.39%22.00%64.13%

Severity of Urinary tract infection when taking Dexamethasone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Urinary tract infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (440 people, 41.20%)
  2. Metastases to bone (103 people, 9.64%)
  3. Breast cancer (100 people, 9.36%)
  4. Pain (88 people, 8.24%)
  5. Constipation (68 people, 6.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (445 people, 41.67%)
  2. Aspirin (315 people, 29.49%)
  3. Aredia (315 people, 29.49%)
  4. Revlimid (304 people, 28.46%)
  5. Prednisone (218 people, 20.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Maria on Aug, 17, 2014:

    Both Prozac and Cipro contain high levels of Fluoride that can cause UTI. I suffered with chronic UTI until I discovered my food and beverage choices and medicine were all full of fluoride and causing it.

    Reply

    STARLITE on Aug, 8, 2014:

    I went off all my physc meds 6 months ago. My doctors started me back on them. I am 54. I got a uti and am not able to get rid of it. Process of elimination leads only to the effect that Prozac is causing it. There is nothing new to my diet. I've been on Cipro 1000mg

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    Libby C on Apr, 5, 2012:

    Prozac causes urinary retention which can cause UTIs!! Constant UTIs can cause Interstatial Cystitus, which may have to be treated for life. If you have suffered from this join with me in starting a class action suit.

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