Dexamethasone and Dupuytren's contracture - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Dupuytren's contracture is found among people who take Dexamethasone, especially for people who are male, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Dexamethasone and have Dupuytren's contracture. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 105,970 people who have side effects when taking Dexamethasone 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, 17, 2022

105,970 people reported to have side effects when taking Dexamethasone.
Among them, 9 people (0.01%) have Dupuytren's contracture.

What is Dexamethasone?

Dexamethasone has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma. eHealthMe is studying from 80,837 Dexamethasone users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Dupuytren's contracture?

Dupuytren's contracture (thickening of the fibrous tissue layer underneath the skin of the palm and fingers) is found to be associated with 445 drugs and 208 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Dexamethasone and Dupuytren's contracture reports submitted per year:

Could Dexamethasone cause Dupuytren's contracture?

Gender of people who have Dupuytren's contracture when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • female: 12.5 %
  • male: 87.5 %

Age of people who have Dupuytren's contracture when taking Dexamethasone *:

  • 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 Dexamethasone *:

  1. Zometa: 9 people, 100.00%
  2. Lasix: 9 people, 100.00%
  3. Prednisone: 8 people, 88.89%
  4. Cephalexin: 8 people, 88.89%
  5. Cytoxan: 8 people, 88.89%
  6. Cyclophosphamide: 8 people, 88.89%
  7. Colace: 8 people, 88.89%
  8. Omnicef: 8 people, 88.89%
  9. Pepcid: 8 people, 88.89%
  10. Peridex: 8 people, 88.89%

Common side effects people have besides Dupuytren's contracture *:

  1. Pain: 9 people, 100.00%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 9 people, 100.00%
  3. Injury: 9 people, 100.00%
  4. Cyst (a closed sac): 9 people, 100.00%
  5. Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage): 9 people, 100.00%
  6. Fall: 9 people, 100.00%
  7. Emotional Distress: 9 people, 100.00%
  8. Physical Disability: 9 people, 100.00%
  9. Respiratory Acidosis (respiratory failure or ventilatory failure, causes the ph of blood and other bodily fluids to decrease): 9 people, 100.00%
  10. Breathing Difficulty: 9 people, 100.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 1 person, 11.11%
  2. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 1 person, 11.11%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Dexamethasone and have Dupuytren's contracture?

Check whether Dupuytren's contracture 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 Dexamethasone) and Dexamethasone (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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