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 53,178 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 has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from 53,458 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 73,250 Urinary tract infection patients)
On Jan, 2, 2015: 53,178 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 1,068 people (2.01%) have Urinary Tract Infection.
Time on Dexamethasone when people have Urinary tract infection * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Urinary tract infection||66.82%||24.30%||4.21%||3.74%||0.93%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Urinary tract infection||65.59%||34.41% |
Age of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Dexamethasone * :
|Urinary tract infection||0.60%||0.43%||0.26%||0.43%||0.77%||11.39%||22.00%||64.13% |
Severity of Urinary tract infection when taking Dexamethasone ** :
How people recovered from Urinary tract infection ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (440 people, 41.20%)
- Metastases to bone (103 people, 9.64%)
- Breast cancer (100 people, 9.36%)
- Pain (88 people, 8.24%)
- Constipation (68 people, 6.37%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (445 people, 41.67%)
- Aspirin (315 people, 29.49%)
- Aredia (315 people, 29.49%)
- Revlimid (304 people, 28.46%)
- Prednisone (218 people, 20.41%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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