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Review: could Multiple sclerosis cause Dry eyes?

We study 203,320 people who have Multiple sclerosis from FDA and social media. Among them, 159 have Dry eyes. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 280,374 patients) are typically treated by Copaxone, Tysabri, Avonex, Rebif, Baclofen, Betaseron.

Dry eyes

Dry eyes (lack of adequate tears) (latest reports from 57,507 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, depression.

On Jul, 22, 2014: 203,320 people who have multiple sclerosis are studied. Among them, 160 (0.08%) have Dry Eyes. They amount to 0.28% of all the 57,507 people who have Dry Eyes on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dry eyes in multiple sclerosis reports

Gender of people who have multiple sclerosis and experienced Dry eyes * :

FemaleMale
Dry eyes84.57%15.43%

Age of people who have multiple sclerosis and experienced Dry eyes * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry eyes0.00%0.00%3.61%8.43%18.67%18.07%37.35%14.46%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry eyes0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (12 people, 7.50%)
  2. Depression (10 people, 6.25%)
  3. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (9 people, 5.62%)
  4. Gait disturbance (9 people, 5.62%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (8 people, 5.00%)
  6. Bladder disorder (7 people, 4.38%)
  7. Malaise (6 people, 3.75%)
  8. Rhinitis (6 people, 3.75%)
  9. Insomnia (6 people, 3.75%)
  10. Gastritis (6 people, 3.75%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Tysabri (76 people, 47.50%)
  2. Avonex (57 people, 35.62%)
  3. Gilenya (32 people, 20.00%)
  4. Baclofen (20 people, 12.50%)
  5. Rebif (18 people, 11.25%)
  6. Neurontin (11 people, 6.88%)
  7. Zoloft (10 people, 6.25%)
  8. Nexium (9 people, 5.62%)
  9. Klonopin (8 people, 5.00%)
  10. Vitamin d (7 people, 4.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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