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Dexa Side Effects

Common Dexa Side Effects

The most commonly reported Dexa side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Pneumonia (155)
Dyspnoea (153)
Pyrexia (142)
Thrombocytopenia (132)
Diarrhoea (123)
Neutropenia (114)
Nausea (114)
Febrile Neutropenia (105)
Vomiting (98)
Sepsis (96)
Anaemia (94)
Asthenia (88)
Dehydration (86)
Multiple Myeloma (84)
Death (82)
Fatigue (80)
Constipation (79)
Abdominal Pain (78)
Osteonecrosis (73)
Hypotension (72)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Dexa Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Dexa reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Dexa on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Blood Lactic Acid Increased, Hyperglycaemia
on Mar 12, 2014 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 54 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: blood lactic acid increased, hyperglycaemia. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Metformin
  • Glimepiride
  • Exenatide
  • Fluorouracil
  • Leucovorin
Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Creatinine Increased
Patient was taking Dexamethasone. Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: blood creatinine increased on Mar 12, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 73 years of age, weighting 185.2 lb, . Dexamethasone dosage: 40 Mg, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Temsirolimus (25 Mg, Unk)
  • Cisplatin (188 Mg, Unk)
  • Cytarabine (3760 Mg)
  • Rituximab (705 Mg, Unk)
  • Pantozol (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Lyrica (150 Mg, Unk)
  • Rulid (300 Mg, Unk)
  • Cotrim Forte (560 Mg, Monday, Wednesday And Friday)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pancreatitis Acute, Lipase Increased, Renal Failure Acute, Ileus, Food Intolerance, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain
Adverse event was reported on Mar 12, 2014 by a Female taking Dexamethasone (Dosage: N/A) . Location: FR , 73 years of age, After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: pancreatitis acute, lipase increased, renal failure acute, ileus, food intolerance, vomiting, abdominal pain. Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Pain, Hypophagia, Vomiting, Syncope, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Blood Pressure Immeasurable, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased
on Mar 11, 2014 Male from US , child 4. years of age, weighting 46.74 lb, was treated with Dexamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: abdominal pain, hypophagia, vomiting, syncope, unresponsive to stimuli, blood pressure immeasurable, white blood cell count decreased, haemoglobin decreased, platelet count decreased. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Methotrexate
  • Peg-l-asparaginase (pegaspargase, Oncospar)
  • Vincristine Sulfate
Patient was hospitalized.


Castleman^s Disease
on Mar 11, 2014 Male from GB , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone. Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: castleman^s disease. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Prednisone
  • Cisplatin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Cytarabine
  • Doxorubicin Hydrochloride
  • Rituximab
  • Vincristine


Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
Patient was taking Dexamethasone. After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome on Mar 10, 2014 from JP Additional patient health information: Female , child 10 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Dexamethasone dosage: 10 Mg/m2/d Daily For 3w, Then Tapered.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Cytarabine (On D5)
  • Vincristine (4 Doses Of 1.5 Mg/m2 Every Week)
  • Daunorubicin (4 Doses Of 30 Mg/m2 Every Week)
  • Asparaginase (8 Doses Of 5000 Units/m2 Every 3rd Day)
  • Methotrexate (On D5)
  • Prednisolone (On D5)


Liver Function Test Abnormal
Adverse event was reported on Mar 07, 2014 by a Male taking Dexamethasone Tablets Bp 500mcg (Dosage: 20 Mg, Days One, Two, Four, Five, Eight, Nine, 11, 12 Every 21 Days) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 79 years of age, weighting 131.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: liver function test abnormal.
Associated medications used:
  • Velcade (1.2 Mg/kg, Days One, Four, Eight 11 Every 21 Day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Cerebrovascular Accident
on Mar 06, 2014 Female from GB , 80 years of age, weighting 113.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone. Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: cerebrovascular accident. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Revlimid
  • Aspirine
  • Paracetamol
  • Imodium
Patient was hospitalized.

Confusional State, Respiratory Tract Infection, Neurological Symptom, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
on Mar 04, 2014 Male from BE , 76 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone. After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: confusional state, respiratory tract infection, neurological symptom, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Bortezomib


Pseudomonas Infection, Phaehyphomycosis
Patient was taking Dexamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: pseudomonas infection, phaehyphomycosis on Mar 20, 2014 from JP Additional patient health information: Male , 28 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Dexamethasone dosage: Daily Dose 16.5 Mg, Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Cyclosporine (Daily Dose 120 Mg, Unk)
  • Etoposide (One Time Dose 240 Mg / 2 Week, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypertension, Fall, Pathological Fracture, Peripheral Nerve Palsy
Adverse event was reported on Mar 05, 2014 by a Male taking Dexamethasone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 58 years of age, weighting 227.1 lb, Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: hypertension, fall, pathological fracture, peripheral nerve palsy.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Arry-520
  • Bortezomib
  • Protonix
  • Acyclovir
  • Oxycodone
  • Acetaminophen-hydrocodone
  • Prednisone
  • Crestor
Patient was hospitalized.

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, Headache, Vomiting, Blood Pressure Increased, Somnolence
on Mar 05, 2014 Female from JP , child 10 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone. After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, headache, vomiting, blood pressure increased, somnolence. Dexamethasone dosage: 10 Mg/m2, Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Vincristine (1.5 Mg/m2, Unk)
  • Cytarabine (30 Mg, Once/single)
  • Methotrexate (12 Mg, Unk)
  • Prednisolone (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Daunorubicin (30 Mg/m2, Every Week)
  • Asparaginase (5000 Iu/m2, Unk)


Metabolic Disorder, Blood Lactic Acid Increased, Hyperglycaemia, Blood Glucose Increased
on Mar 03, 2014 Male from US , 54 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: metabolic disorder, blood lactic acid increased, hyperglycaemia, blood glucose increased. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • 5-fluorouracil
  • Leucovorin Calcium
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Dextrose
Patient was hospitalized.

Exposure During Pregnancy
Patient was taking Dexamethasone. Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: exposure during pregnancy on Mar 03, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 28 years of age, . Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.

Haemoglobin Decreased, Neutrophil Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased
Adverse event was reported on Mar 28, 2014 by a Male taking Dexamethasone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 81 years of age, After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: haemoglobin decreased, neutrophil count decreased, platelet count decreased, white blood cell count decreased.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Revlimid
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Acyclovir
  • Allopurinol
  • Azithromycin
  • Dalteparin
  • Domperidone
  • Mesna


Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis, Pyrexia, Erythema, Skin Plaque, Rash, Feeling Hot
on Mar 13, 2014 Female from JP , 60 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, pyrexia, erythema, skin plaque, rash, feeling hot. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Zoledronic Acid
  • Allopurinol
  • Itraconazole
  • Rabeprazole
  • Tosufloxacin Tosilate
  • Lenalidomide


Anaphylactic Reaction
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from US , 54 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone. Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: anaphylactic reaction. Dexamethasone dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ondansetron Hydrochloride (8 Mg, Prn (24 Mg))
  • Acetaminophen (325-650 Mg)
  • Miralax (17 G, Unk)
  • Cetuximab (912 Mg, Every Week)
  • Fentanyl (100 Microgram, 1 In 72 Hour)
  • Morphine (Unk)
  • Nystatin (Unk)
  • Ranitidine (150 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Castleman^s Disease, Off Label Use
Patient was taking Dexamethasone. After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: castleman^s disease, off label use on Mar 24, 2014 from GB Additional patient health information: Male , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Dexamethasone dosage: Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
  • Rituximab (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
  • Cyclophosphamide (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
  • Vincristine Sulfate (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
  • Prednisone (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
  • Cytarabine (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
  • Cisplatin (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)


Respiratory Failure, Angioedema, Condition Aggravated
Adverse event was reported on Feb 25, 2014 by a Female taking Dexamethasone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 58 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: respiratory failure, angioedema, condition aggravated.
Associated medications used:
  • Famotidine
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Epinephrine
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypoxia, Tachypnoea, Dehydration, Listless, Hypotension, Pulse Absent, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Respiratory Distress, Vomiting
on Feb 21, 2014 Female from US , child 4. years of age, weighting 26.68 lb, was treated with Dexamethasone. Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: hypoxia, tachypnoea, dehydration, listless, hypotension, pulse absent, cardio-respiratory arrest, respiratory distress, vomiting. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Mercaptopurine
  • Methotrexate
  • Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim
  • Albuterol
  • Fansoprazole
  • Polyethylene Glycol
Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatic Function Abnormal
on Feb 24, 2014 Patient from US , 79 years of age, weighting 130.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone. After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: hepatic function abnormal. Dexamethasone dosage: 20 Mg, On Days 1,2,4,5,8,9,11,12 Every 21 Days. Patient was hospitalized.

Mania
Patient was taking Dexamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: mania on Feb 28, 2014 from IE Additional patient health information: Male , 17 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Dexamethasone dosage: 10 Mg, Qd. Patient was hospitalized.

Melaena
Adverse event was reported on Feb 19, 2014 by a Male taking Dexamethasone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: IT , 76 years of age, Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: melaena.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Revlimid
Patient was hospitalized.

Haemoglobin Decreased, Neutrophil Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased
on Mar 21, 2014 Male from GB , 81 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone Tablets Bp 2.0mg. After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: haemoglobin decreased, neutrophil count decreased, platelet count decreased, white blood cell count decreased. Dexamethasone Tablets Bp 2.0mg dosage: 10 Mg, Day 1,4,17,20.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Cyclophosphamide (200 Mg, Qw (day 1,8,15,22))
  • Revlimid (10 Mg, 21/28 Days)
  • Acyclovir (200 Mg, Tid)
  • Allopurinol (300 Mg, Qd)
  • Azithromycin (500 Mg, Qd)
  • Dalteparin Sodium (1000iu, Qd)
  • Domperidone (500 Mg, Tid)
  • Mesna (400 Mg, Qd)


Septic Shock, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia, Bacillus Test Positive, Laboratory Test Abnormal, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Test Positive, Continuous Haemodiafiltration, Pseudomonas Test Positive, Multi-organ Failure
on Feb 12, 2014 Male from US , child 3. years of age, weighting 38.58 lb, was treated with Dexamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: septic shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, bacillus test positive, laboratory test abnormal, respiratory syncytial virus test positive, continuous haemodiafiltration, pseudomonas test positive, multi-organ failure. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Doxorubicin Hydrochloride
  • Methotrexate
  • Vincristine Sulfate
Patient was hospitalized.

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    Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

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    Active Ingredient: DEXAMETHA LISDEXAMF

    More About Dexa

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 3572

    Dexa safety alerts: 2010

    Reported deaths: 637

    Reported hospitalizations: 1505

    Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection, 4 mg/mL, 30 mL Multiple Dose Vial: Recall due to Particulates in Product

    [Posted 12/24/2010]

    AUDIENCE: Risk Managers, Pharmacists

    ISSUE: American Regent and FDA notified healthcare professionals of the nationwide recall of  specific lots of Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection, USP 4 mg/mL, 30 mL Multiple Dose Vial because some vials of these lots either contain particulates or have the potential to form particulates prior to their respective expiration dates.
     
    BACKGROUND: This voluntary recall was initiated December 20, 2010 because some vials of these lots either contain particulates or have the potential to form particulates prior to their respective expiration dates. American Regent is undertaking this recall in consideration of the potential for safety issues if these lots of product are administered to patients.

    RECOMMENDATION: The recalled lots are listed in the firm's press release below. Hospitals, infusion centers, clinics and other healthcare facilities should not use the drug product with these lot numbers for patient care and should immediately quarantine any product for return. As stated in the Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection, USP Product Package Insert, “Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.”

     

    [12/24/2010 - Firm Press Release - American Regent]

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