Dexamethasone sodium phosphate and Malnutrition - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Malnutrition is found among people who take Dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 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 Dexamethasone sodium phosphate and have Malnutrition. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 8,953 people who have side effects when taking Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 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 Aug, 15, 2022

8,953 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone sodium phosphate.
Among them, 18 people (0.2%) have Malnutrition.

What is Dexamethasone sodium phosphate?

Dexamethasone sodium phosphate has active ingredients of dexamethasone sodium phosphate. It is often used in multiple myeloma. eHealthMe is studying from 7,428 Dexamethasone sodium phosphate users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Malnutrition?

Malnutrition (condition that results from eating a diet in which certain nutrients are lacking) is found to be associated with 1,837 drugs and 1,243 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Dexamethasone sodium phosphate and Malnutrition reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone sodium phosphate cause Malnutrition?

Time on Dexamethasone sodium phosphate when people have Malnutrition *:

  • < 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 Malnutrition when taking Dexamethasone sodium phosphate *:

  • female: 27.78 %
  • male: 72.22 %

Age of people who have Malnutrition when taking Dexamethasone sodium phosphate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 35.71 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Dexamethasone sodium phosphate *:

  1. Cisplatin: 4 people, 22.22%
  2. Cimetidine: 4 people, 22.22%
  3. Sodium Chloride: 4 people, 22.22%
  4. Furosemide: 4 people, 22.22%
  5. Potassium Chloride: 3 people, 16.67%
  6. Ibuprofen: 3 people, 16.67%
  7. Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride: 3 people, 16.67%
  8. Paclitaxel: 3 people, 16.67%
  9. Vitamin B6: 3 people, 16.67%
  10. Vitamin C: 3 people, 16.67%

Common side effects people have besides Malnutrition *:

  1. Febrile Neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells): 3 people, 16.67%
  2. Weight Decreased: 3 people, 16.67%
  3. Anaemia (lack of blood): 3 people, 16.67%
  4. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water): 3 people, 16.67%
  5. Respiratory Acidosis (respiratory failure or ventilatory failure, causes the ph of blood and other bodily fluids to decrease): 3 people, 16.67%
  6. Hypoalbuminaemia (levels of albumin in blood serum are abnormally low): 2 people, 11.11%
  7. Mucosal Inflammation (infection of mucous membrane): 2 people, 11.11%
  8. Lymph Node Pain: 2 people, 11.11%
  9. Joint Pain: 2 people, 11.11%
  10. Hyponatremia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration): 2 people, 11.11%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Pain: 4 people, 22.22%
  2. Oesophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (cancer that begins in flat cells lining the oesophagus): 3 people, 16.67%
  3. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 3 people, 16.67%
  4. Constipation: 3 people, 16.67%
  5. Urination - Excessive Volume: 2 people, 11.11%
  6. Cancer Pain: 2 people, 11.11%
  7. Hypersensitivity: 2 people, 11.11%
  8. Fever: 2 people, 11.11%
  9. Hypoproteinaemia (too little prolactin circulating in the blood): 2 people, 11.11%
  10. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 2 people, 11.11%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Dexamethasone sodium phosphate and have Malnutrition?

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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 sodium phosphate (the active ingredients of Dexamethasone sodium phosphate) and Dexamethasone sodium phosphate (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?

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