Dexamethasone and Completed suicide - from FDA reports


Summary

Completed suicide is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Revlimid, and have Breast cancer. This review analyzes which people have Completed suicide with Dexamethasone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 65,053 people who have side effects when taking Dexamethasone from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 29, 2017

65,053 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 43 people (0.07%) have Completed suicide


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Completed suicide?

Time on Dexamethasone when people have Completed suicide *:

  • < 1 month: 69.23 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Completed suicide when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • female: 41.03 %
  • male: 58.97 %

Age of people who have Completed suicide when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.23 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 6.45 %
  • 40-49: 9.68 %
  • 50-59: 32.26 %
  • 60+: 48.39 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (4 people, 9.30%)
  • Radiculopathy (2 people, 4.65%)
  • Preventive Health Care (2 people, 4.65%)
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma (2 people, 4.65%)
  • Depression (2 people, 4.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Revlimid (7 people, 16.28%)
  • Thalomid (6 people, 13.95%)
  • Cyclophosphamide (6 people, 13.95%)
  • Prochlorperazine (4 people, 9.30%)
  • Gabapentin (3 people, 6.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (6 people, 13.95%)
  • Nausea (5 people, 11.63%)
  • Fatigue (4 people, 9.30%)
  • Weight Decreased (3 people, 6.98%)
  • Osteoporosis (3 people, 6.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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