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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Dexa, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Dexa side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Dexa.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Dexa side effects are:
Bone Pain (3 reports)
Eye Side Week (3 reports)
Eye Side Week And Bone Pain (2 reports)
Light Headeness (1 reports)

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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).
The 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 identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Posturing, Cardiac Arrest, Pulmonary Oedema, Meningitis Candida, Pneumonia, Parainfluenzae Virus Infection, Pancytopenia, Histiocytosis Haematophagic, Irritability
on Feb 12, 2014 Female from US , child 2. years of age, weighting 22.49 lb, was treated with Dexamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: posturing, cardiac arrest, pulmonary oedema, meningitis candida, pneumonia, parainfluenzae virus infection, pancytopenia, histiocytosis haematophagic, irritability. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Septic Shock, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection, Bacterial Sepsis, Pseudomonas Test Positive, Continuous Haemodiafiltration, Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia
Patient was taking Dexamethasone. Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: septic shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory syncytial virus infection, bacterial sepsis, pseudomonas test positive, continuous haemodiafiltration, pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia on Feb 11, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , child 3. years of age, weighting 38.58 lb, . Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Adverse event was reported on Feb 07, 2014 by a Male taking Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 62 years of age, After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: myelodysplastic syndrome.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Novantrone
  • Oncovin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Prednisolone
  • Fludarabine
  • Doxorubicin


Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Neoplasm Malignant, Neoplasm Recurrence, Chromosomal Deletion
on Feb 07, 2014 Female from US , 58 years of age, was treated with Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: myelodysplastic syndrome, neoplasm malignant, neoplasm recurrence, chromosomal deletion. Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Novantrone
  • Oncovin
  • Rituximab
  • Prednisolone
  • Fludarabine



Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis, Fatty Liver Alcoholic
on Feb 07, 2014 Female from US , 24 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate. Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, fatty liver alcoholic. Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate dosage: 0.25 Mg Every Other.

Pancytopenia, Neuropathy Peripheral, Syncope
Patient was taking Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate. After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: pancytopenia, neuropathy peripheral, syncope on Feb 07, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 61 years of age, . Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Febrile Neutropenia
Adverse event was reported on Feb 11, 2014 by a Female taking Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: ES , 68 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: febrile neutropenia.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Neutropenia, Anaemia, Asthenia
on Feb 11, 2014 Female from ES , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate. Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: neutropenia, anaemia, asthenia. Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate dosage: 20 Mg Orally For 21 Days Every 28 Days.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Brain Oedema
on Mar 19, 2014 Female from US , child 9 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone. After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: brain oedema. Dexamethasone dosage: Unk.

Large Intestine Perforation, Peritonitis, Rectal Perforation, Colitis
Patient was taking Dexamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: large intestine perforation, peritonitis, rectal perforation, colitis on Feb 07, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , child 3. years of age, weighting 36.38 lb, . Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Immune System Disorder, Fungal Infection
Adverse event was reported on Feb 07, 2014 by a Male taking Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Dosage: 10 Mg, Unk) . Location: CN , 38 years of age, Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: immune system disorder, fungal infection.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Imipenem (1 G, 3x/day)
  • Atra (20 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Atra (Tapered To 30 Mg)
  • Atra (20 Mg, 2x/day)


Plasmacytoma
on Feb 12, 2014 Male from GB , 72 years of age, weighting 155.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone Tablets Bp 500mcg. After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: plasmacytoma. Dexamethasone Tablets Bp 500mcg dosage: Unk, (days 1,8,15 And 22).
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Plasmacytoma
on Feb 07, 2014 Male from GB , 72 years of age, weighting 155.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone/ Rosemont 0.4mg/ml 54713. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: plasmacytoma. Dexamethasone/ Rosemont 0.4mg/ml 54713 dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Respiratory Distress
Patient was taking Dexamethasone. Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: respiratory distress on Feb 05, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , child 8. years of age, weighting 40.79 lb, . Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Sepsis, Strongyloidiasis, Abdominal Discomfort
Adverse event was reported on Feb 21, 2014 by a Male taking Dexamethasone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 56 years of age, After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: sepsis, strongyloidiasis, abdominal discomfort.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Haemorrhage, Arthralgia, Haemoglobin Decreased, Melaena, Vaginal Haemorrhage, Purpura, Rash Erythematous, Rash Maculo-papular, Rectal Haemorrhage
on Feb 03, 2014 Female from GB , 34 years of age, weighting 220.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone Tablets Bp 2.0mg. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: haemorrhage, arthralgia, haemoglobin decreased, melaena, vaginal haemorrhage, purpura, rash erythematous, rash maculo-papular, rectal haemorrhage. Dexamethasone Tablets Bp 2.0mg dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Globulin, Immune (1000 Mg/kg, Qd)
  • Lansoprazole (30 Mg, Qd)
  • Norethindrone (5 Mg, Tid)
  • Rituximab (375 Mg/m2, Bid)
  • Nplate (1 Mg/kg, Unk)
  • Tranexamic Acid (1 Df, Qid)
  • Anti D (rho(d) Immune Globulin)
  • Vincristine Sulfate
Patient was hospitalized.

Sepsis, Strongyloidiasis, Abdominal Discomfort
on Feb 03, 2014 Male from US , 56 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate. Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: sepsis, strongyloidiasis, abdominal discomfort. Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Sinus Bradycardia
Patient was taking Dexamethasone. After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: sinus bradycardia on Jan 30, 2014 from AT Additional patient health information: Female , 51 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Dexamethasone dosage: 4 Mg, Once, Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified)?.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Oil Microembolism
Adverse event was reported on Jan 30, 2014 by a Male taking Dexamethasone (Dosage: N/A) . Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 72 years of age, weighting 176.4 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary oil microembolism.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Neuropathy Peripheral
on Jan 30, 2014 Female from US , 62 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone. Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: neuropathy peripheral. Dexamethasone dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
on Jan 28, 2014 Male from GB , 59 years of age, weighting 176.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate. After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: upper respiratory tract infection. Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate dosage: 40 Mg, Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, Daily)
  • Quinine Sulphate (Unk)
  • Co-codamol (Unk)
  • Zopiclone (Unk)
  • Paracetamol (Unk)
  • Augmentin (Unk)
  • Fluconazole (Unk)
  • Aciclovir (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pneumonia, Productive Cough, Dyspnoea, Pyrexia
Patient was taking Dexamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: pneumonia, productive cough, dyspnoea, pyrexia on Jan 28, 2014 from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED Additional patient health information: Female , 65 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, was diagnosed with and. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Renal Failure, Osteonecrosis Of Jaw, Pharyngeal Abscess
Adverse event was reported on Jan 28, 2014 by a Male taking Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 67 years of age, Patient felt the following Dexa side effects: renal failure, osteonecrosis of jaw, pharyngeal abscess. Patient was hospitalized.

Gastric Ulcer, Colitis
on Mar 28, 2014 Female from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 55 years of age, weighting 123.5 lb, was treated with Dexamethasone. After Dexa was administered, patient encountered several Dexa side effects: gastric ulcer, colitis. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Diclofenac
  • Afinitor
  • Exemestane
  • Cyclizine
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl
  • Omeprazole
  • Omeprazole
Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Glucose Increased
on Jan 24, 2014 Male from US , 18 years of age, was treated with Dexamethasone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Dexa side effects: blood glucose increased. Dexamethasone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

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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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