Decadron and Biliary sepsis - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Biliary sepsis is found among people who take Decadron, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Decadron and have Biliary sepsis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 46,101 people who have side effects when taking Decadron from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 18, 2023

46,101 people reported to have side effects when taking Decadron.
Among them, 6 people (0.01%) have Biliary sepsis.

What is Decadron?

Decadron has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. eHealthMe is studying from 46,472 Decadron users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Biliary sepsis?

Biliary sepsis is found to be associated with 349 drugs and 167 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Decadron and Biliary sepsis reports submitted per year:

Could Decadron cause Biliary sepsis?

Time on Decadron when people have Biliary sepsis *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Biliary sepsis when taking Decadron *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Biliary sepsis when taking Decadron *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Common drugs people take besides Decadron *:

  1. Zometa: 5 people, 83.33%
  2. Lipitor: 5 people, 83.33%
  3. Atenolol: 5 people, 83.33%
  4. Atropine: 5 people, 83.33%
  5. Bisacodyl: 5 people, 83.33%
  6. Calcitriol: 5 people, 83.33%
  7. Compazine: 5 people, 83.33%
  8. Elavil: 5 people, 83.33%
  9. Glimepiride: 5 people, 83.33%
  10. Glucagon: 5 people, 83.33%

Common side effects people have besides Biliary sepsis *:

  1. Tooth Loss: 5 people, 83.33%
  2. Breathing Difficulty: 5 people, 83.33%
  3. Hip Fracture: 5 people, 83.33%
  4. Gingival Oedema (swelling of gums): 5 people, 83.33%
  5. Tooth Disorder (tooth disease): 5 people, 83.33%
  6. General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status): 5 people, 83.33%
  7. Excessive Granulation Tissue (excessive collagen-rich tissue which forms at the site of an injury): 5 people, 83.33%
  8. Dizziness: 5 people, 83.33%
  9. Cholecystitis Infective (infection of gallbladder capable to infect other organs): 5 people, 83.33%
  10. Breakthrough Pain: 5 people, 83.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Prostate Cancer: 5 people, 83.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Decadron and have Biliary sepsis?

Check whether Biliary sepsis is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on dexamethasone (the active ingredients of Decadron) and Decadron (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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