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Review: could Dexamethasone cause Urticaria?

Summary: Urticaria could be caused by Dexamethasone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Revlimid, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 53,155 people who have side effects while taking Dexamethasone from FDA and social media. Among them, 260 have Urticaria. Find out below who they are, when they have Urticaria and more.

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Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone (latest outcomes from 53,426 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in swelling.

Urticaria

Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely) (latest reports from 212,072 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 53,148 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone. Among them, 260 people (0.49%) have Urticaria. They amount to 0.12% of all the 211,821 people who have Urticaria on eHealthMe.

Trend of Urticaria in Dexamethasone reports

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Urticaria * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urticaria85.71%14.29%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Urticaria when taking Dexamethasone * :

FemaleMale
Urticaria59.26%40.74%

Age of people who have Urticaria when taking Dexamethasone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urticaria0.43%5.19%3.46%2.16%12.12%15.15%22.94%38.53%

Severity of Urticaria when taking Dexamethasone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Urticaria ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (61 people, 23.46%)
  2. Chemotherapy (16 people, 6.15%)
  3. Breast cancer (14 people, 5.38%)
  4. Non-small cell lung cancer (9 people, 3.46%)
  5. Hypertension (8 people, 3.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Revlimid (40 people, 15.38%)
  2. Dexamethasone tab (32 people, 12.31%)
  3. Zofran (30 people, 11.54%)
  4. Benadryl (29 people, 11.15%)
  5. Cyclophosphamide (28 people, 10.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • PatrickO on Jul, 20, 2012:

    Male, 52, diagnosed with Lupus Feb. 2010 (Had it MUCH LONGER not diagnosed) Have Torticollis starting back about 4 years ago. On PREDNISONE dozens of times for Skin & Lung Problems. Been on CYTOXAN BI-WEEKLY for a YEAR, NEULASTA for 8 months, VICODIN on and off for 20 Years with Knee aand Serious Back trouble!
    TORTICOLLIIS Pain so severe Blood Pressure goes up to as high as 218/117... Current Have it and No Insuraance. On CELLCEPT and BENLYSTA only Have 10mg PECOCET for pain every 2 hours with NSAIDS and does next to NOTHING! ANY IDEAS as to HOW to Get BACLOFEN or BOTOX Injections in My Neck and under My Scalp to STOP THIS PAIN before I HURT MYSELF? I am sure people have killed themselves over Pain like this with No Sleep for Going on a week right NOW I am losing the ability to COPE AT ALL... Any Ideas are welcome! God Bless (Yes I use ICE and HEAT)

    Reply

    MissyD on Jul, 31, 2012:

    I saw a doctor online that was treating torticollis with an oral device. The muscles in your neck can be seriously affected by you TMJ. If there is an imbalance in your bite it can cause your TMJ to lock up and it can then move into your neck muscles. This may seem far fetched, but I have been a massage therapist for 9 years and I have definitely witnessed the connection between the two. Find a doctor, massage therapist, chiropractor or dentist in your area that does TM release and see if you have any relief. Worse case senerio, it doesn't help, but it promise it is worth a shot!

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