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From FDA reports: side effects of Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.05% 388 for a Female patient aged 66

This is a personalized study for a 66 year old female patient. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 660 people who take the same drug and have side effectsfrom FDA.

On Jul, 7, 2014: 660 people who reported to have side effects when taking Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.05% 388 are studied

Trend of Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.05% 388's drug interactions, side effects, and effectiveness reports (3829314)

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 66

Gender: female

Conditions: Nasopharyngitis, Nasal Congestion

Drugs taking:
- Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.05% 388
- Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.05% 388: used for < 1 month

Side effects have: Visual Acuity Reduced, Vision Blurred, Swelling Face, Oral Discomfort, Nasal Discomfort, Keratitis, Fuchs' Syndrome, Facial Pain, Eye Pain, Eye Irritation, Dry Eye, Dacryostenosis Acquired

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes among females aged 66 (±5):

Side effectNumber of reports
Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision)2 (2.94%)
Vision Blurred10 (14.71%)
Swelling Face8 (11.76%)
Oral Discomfort (pain or irritation in mouth)2 (2.94%)
Nasal Discomfort8 (11.76%)
Keratitis (eye's cornea, the front part of the eye, becomes inflamed)2 (2.94%)
Fuchs' Syndrome (eye disease affecting the cornea)2 (2.94%)
Facial Pain2 (2.94%)
Eye Pain10 (14.71%)
Eye Irritation20 (29.41%)
Dry Eye (lack of adequate tears)3 (4.41%)
Dacryostenosis Acquired (obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct-acquired)2 (2.94%)

Most common side effects experienced by females aged 66 (±5) in the use of Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.05% 388:

Side effectNumber of reports
Eye Irritation20
Anxiety15
Pain15
Mydriasis (a dilation of the pupil)14
Visual Impairment12
Application Site Burn12
Drug Ineffective12
Vision Blurred10
Eye Pain10
Ocular Hyperaemia (an abnormally large amount of blood in eye)10

Most common side effects experienced by females aged 66 (±5) in long term use of Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.05% 388:

Side effectNumber of reports
Deafness Unilateral1
Incorrect Drug Administration Duration1

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision)22 (3.33%)
Vision Blurred122 (18.48%)
Swelling Face12 (1.82%)
Oral Discomfort (pain or irritation in mouth)2 (0.30%)
Nasal Discomfort28 (4.24%)
Keratitis (eye's cornea, the front part of the eye, becomes inflamed)2 (0.30%)
Fuchs' Syndrome (eye disease affecting the cornea)2 (0.30%)
Facial Pain2 (0.30%)
Eye Pain60 (9.09%)
Eye Irritation106 (16.06%)
Dry Eye (lack of adequate tears)31 (4.70%)
Dacryostenosis Acquired (obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct-acquired)2 (0.30%)

Most common side effects experienced by people in the use of Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.05% 388:

Side effectNumber of reports
Vision Blurred122
Eye Irritation106
Anosmia102
Headache (pain in head)76
Ocular Hyperaemia (an abnormally large amount of blood in eye)74
Pain73
Drug Ineffective72
Product Quality Issue68
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)66
Eye Pain60

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use of Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.05% 388:

Side effectNumber of reports
Dry Eye (lack of adequate tears)6
Pinguecula (slightly elevated elastic tissue deposit in the conjunctiva)4
Retinal Tear4
Ocular Hyperaemia (an abnormally large amount of blood in eye)4
Mydriasis (a dilation of the pupil)4
Incorrect Drug Administration Duration4
Scleral Discolouration (change colour of sclera)4
Vitreous Floaters (spots before the eyes)4
Astigmatism (refractive error of the eye in which parallel rays of light from an external source do not converge on a single focal point on the retina)4
Vitreous Detachment (condition of the eye in which the vitreous humour separates from the retina)4

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