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What could cause Glaucoma for a 53-year old man?

This is a personalized study for a 53 year old male patient who has Chronic depression. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,838 male patients aged 53 (±5) who take the same drug from FDA and social media.

What is the drug

Citalopram hydrobromide (latest outcomes from 24,856 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

What is the condition

Chronic depression (long lasting stress state of low mood) (latest reports from 10,092 patients) can be treated by Cymbalta, Prozac, Zoloft, Wellbutrin Xl, Effexor Xr, Lexapro.

What is the symptom

Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss) (latest reports from 63,875 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Jun, 21, 2014: 3,838 males aged 49 (±5) who take Citalopram Hydrobromide are studied

Citalopram Hydrobromide outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 49

Gender: male

Conditions: Chronic depression

Drugs taking:
- Citalopram Hydrobromide - EQ 40MG BASE (citalopram hydrobromide): used for 10+ years

Side effects have: moderate glaucoma

Comments from or about the patient: Studies are coming out stating that this drug can cause closed-angle glaucoma. Glaucoma usually is inherited. Nobody in my family has had glaucoma. But after many years taking Prozac, and now Celexa, I have developed glaucoma.
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eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
among males aged 49 (±5) who take the drug
Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss)5 (0.32%)

(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)

SymptomNumber of reports
among males aged 49 (±5) who have the condition, regardless of which drug is taken
Glaucoma in Chronic Depression1 (0.57%)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Citalopram Hydrobromide is effective21.43%
(3 of 14 people)
(6 of 33 people)
(5 of 20 people)
(5 of 19 people)
(13 of 34 people)
(7 of 16 people)
(4 of 9 people)

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AnxietyCompleted SuicideFallFallDepressionDepressionPerforated UlcerDepression
DepressionDepressionWeight DecreasedBlood Glucose DecreasedDizzinessSuicide AttemptRetinal Vein OcclusionAnxiety
Suicidal IdeationNauseaAstheniaRenal CystAnxietyScarDepressionFatigue
DizzinessConfusional StateDysphagiaBlood Glucose IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedProtein Urine PresentArrhythmiaNausea
DiarrhoeaSyncopeEye Movement DisorderAffect LabilityEmotional DistressProcedural ComplicationCondition AggravatedDizziness
Suicide AttemptConvulsionGait DisturbanceDizzinessInferior Vena Caval OcclusionPleural FibrosisDiarrhoeaAsthenia
HyponatraemiaAggressionSalivary HypersecretionCoordination AbnormalRetroperitoneal FibrosisPleural EffusionSerotonin SyndromePain
Completed SuicideSuicidal IdeationDysarthriaDelusionPneumoniaPulmonary AmyloidosisMigraineVomiting
NauseaDiarrhoeaBalance DisorderEye Movement DisorderAcute Myocardial InfarctionRespiratory DistressAbdominal Pain UpperPyrexia
VomitingHyponatraemiaApathyDysphemiaAcute SinusitisRenal ImpairmentWeight IncreasedInsomnia

* 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 Citalopram Hydrobromide and have Glaucoma
- group for people who have Glaucoma and Chronic depression
- group for people who have Chronic Depression
- group for people who have Glaucoma
- group for people who take Citalopram Hydrobromide

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