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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Urinary tract infection?

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 53,187 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 has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in swelling. (latest outcomes from 53,462 Dexamethasone users)

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 73,299 Urinary tract infection patients)

On May, 8, 2015: 53,187 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 1,068 people (2.01%) have Urinary Tract Infection.

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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I am currently on 4mg of dexamethasone for swelling. My leg has now recovered. They are being reduced every week at the moment and at one point I was taking 12mg. The reason was to reduce swelling. For the past couple of weeks I have been experiencing. Not true double vision. But when I seem to wake in the morning the room seems to move around and it takes afew seconds to focus properly. When this happens I need to take aback or try and concentrate more. During the day if I look perhaps to the side quickly it initially shows double and instantly goes away when I turn other way. I don't know if this is stress or tha side effects of the steroids. Anxiousness or what. Is this normal?

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I am just checking to see if this drug is responsible for so many bladder and kidney infections that are getting worse...

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • took dexamethasone 4 mgs for one week a month ago. Started having bloated stomach immediately,heartburn,constipation. And now have sore stomach.bloated stomach with pain in top of right stomach.Was also very irritated while taking them.

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