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What could cause Excessive Eye Blinking for a 65-year old woman?

This is a personalized study for a 65 year old female patient who has Dry eye syndrome. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,918 female patients aged 65 (±5) who take the same drug from FDA and social media.

What is the drug

Singulair (what 42,848 Singulair users reported?) has active ingredients of montelukast sodium. It is used in asthma.

What is the condition

Dry eye syndrome (latest reports from 7,549 patients) can be treated by Restasis.

What is the symptom

Excessive eye blinking (excessive blinking is dry eyes) (latest reports from 2,868 patients) has been reported by people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, schizoaffective disorder.

On Jul, 28, 2014: 4,918 females aged 64 (±5) who take Singulair are studied

Singulair outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 64

Gender: female

Conditions: Dry eye syndrome

Drugs taking:
- Singulair (montelukast sodium): used for 1 - 2 years

Side effects have: severe excessive eye blinking

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
among females aged 64 (±5) who take the drug
Excessive Eye Blinking (excessive blinking is dry eyes)3 (0.07%)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports
among females aged 64 (±5) who have the condition, regardless of which drug is taken
Excessive Eye Blinking in Dry Eye Syndrome1 (2.86%)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports
among females aged 64 (±5) who take the same drug
Excessive Eye Blinking in Singulair3 (0.07%)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Singulair is effective22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
33.33%
(7 of 21 people)
80.00%
(8 of 10 people)
50.00%
(7 of 14 people)
55.56%
(15 of 27 people)
52.38%
(11 of 21 people)
35.71%
(5 of 14 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaAllergic Granulomatous AngiitisAllergic Granulomatous AngiitisAllergic Granulomatous AngiitisAllergic Granulomatous AngiitisDepressionAnxietyDyspnoea
Allergic Granulomatous AngiitisAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedPain In ExtremityNauseaNeuropathy PeripheralDiabetes MellitusNauseaAsthma
InsomniaAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedLoss Of ConsciousnessFatigueSuicidal IdeationRotator Cuff SyndromeLprNausea
Stevens-johnson SyndromeBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedVasculitisDizzinessChest PainAnxietyPain In JawDrug Ineffective
DepressionDepressionWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedRashNauseaStress FractureSpinal Stenosis NosCough
Drug HypersensitivityBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedAdverse EventDepressionDizzinessLow Turnover OsteopathyBone And Joint PainFatigue
Liver DisorderWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedCardiac Failure CongestiveCoughCystitis NosUrinary Tract DisorderPain In ExtremityHeadache
DiarrhoeaBlood Bilirubin IncreasedPainMyalgiaUrinary RetentionGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseWeight IncreasedPneumonia
PalpitationsGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedVomitingAbdominal PainBack PainCardiac DisorderProtein Urine PresentDizziness
MalaiseMalaiseNauseaHeadacheDepressionGallbladder DisorderAbdominal PainArthralgia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

Get connected! Join a mobile support group:
- group for people who take Singulair and have Excessive Eye Blinking
- group for people who have Excessive Eye Blinking and Dry eye syndrome
- group for people who have Dry Eye Syndrome
- group for people who have Excessive Eye Blinking
- group for people who take Singulair

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  • Developed during phentermine treatment

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Have experienced lower back pain after taking Allegra for years. I took a 1 year break from taking it, and started again, taking it on a daily basis instead of as needed. I no longer experience the chronic back pain, but now have significant arm weakness/pain around the elbow joint.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • 12 hrs after lantus, bs is going up. Also noted increased overall bs as lantus dose increased

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