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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Urinary tract infection?

We study 53,165 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 swelling.

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection (latest reports from 451,643 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I developed a rash and itching after I finished the medicine, approx., a week later.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • COULD A URINARY TRACT INFECTION CAUSE A COMA?

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Have a VP shunt, scoliosis and chronic pain syndrome. Have had 7 day course of antibiotics for a UTI but still have symptoms. Abdominal pain especially near the distal end of shunt catheter. Had hot sweats. Concern infection has gone to the shunt.

    Reply

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