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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 3,843 male patients aged 53 (±5) who take the same drug from FDA and social media.

What is the drug

Citalopram hydrobromide (latest outcomes from 24,880 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

Trend of citalopram hydrobromide reports

What is the condition

Chronic depression (long lasting stress state of low mood) (latest reports from 10,126 patients) can be treated by Cymbalta, Wellbutrin Xl, Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor Xr, Celexa.

What is the symptom

Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss) (latest reports from 64,386 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, high blood cholesterol.

Trend of Glaucoma reports

On Oct, 28, 2014: 3,843 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 on eHealthMe
Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss)5 (0.32% of males aged 49 (±5) who take the drug)

(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 on eHealthMe
Glaucoma in Chronic Depression1 (0.56% of males aged 49 (±5) who have Chronic depression)

(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 on eHealthMe
Glaucoma in Citalopram Hydrobromide5 (0.32% of males aged 49 (±5) who take Citalopram hydrobromide)

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 34 people)
(5 of 20 people)
(5 of 19 people)
(13 of 35 people)
(7 of 16 people)
(5 of 11 people)

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AnxietyCompleted SuicideFallFallDepressionDepressionPerforated UlcerDepression
DepressionConfusional StateWeight DecreasedBlood Glucose DecreasedDizzinessSuicide AttemptRetinal Vein OcclusionAnxiety
DizzinessDepressionAstheniaRenal CystAnxietyScarCondition AggravatedFatigue
Suicidal IdeationNauseaDysphagiaDizzinessBlood Cholesterol IncreasedProcedural ComplicationAnxiety DisorderNausea
Suicide AttemptAggressionEye Movement DisorderBlood Glucose IncreasedPneumoniaPleural EffusionArrhythmiaDizziness
DiarrhoeaConvulsionGait DisturbanceAffect LabilityEmotional DistressProtein Urine PresentWeight IncreasedAsthenia
HyponatraemiaSyncopeSalivary HypersecretionEye Movement DisorderInferior Vena Caval OcclusionPleural FibrosisDepressionPain
Completed SuicideDiarrhoeaDysarthriaCoordination AbnormalRetroperitoneal FibrosisPulmonary FibrosisMigraineVomiting
NauseaSuicidal IdeationBalance DisorderDelusionGlucose Tolerance ImpairedRespiratory DistressAbdominal Pain UpperPyrexia
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedCytolytic HepatitisApathyDysphemiaNervousnessRenal ImpairmentSerotonin SyndromeInsomnia

* 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.

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More related studies for: Chronic depression, Glaucoma

Common symptoms:

Men of age 50-59 with Chronic Depression:
  1. High blood cholesterol (29 reports)
  2. Hepatic steatosis (14 reports)
  3. Hepatocellular injury (14 reports)
  4. Dizziness (8 reports)
  5. Headache (8 reports)
  6. Weakness (6 reports)
  7. Nausea (6 reports)
  8. Depression (6 reports)
  9. High blood pressure (5 reports)
  10. Serotonin syndrome (5 reports)

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