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What could cause Dry Eye for a 76-year old woman?

This is a personalized study for a 76 year old female patient who has Hypertension - medication related. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16,827 female patients aged 76 (±5) who take the same drug from FDA and social media.

What is the drug

Norvasc (latest outcomes from 80,461 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

What is the condition

Hypertension - medication related (high blood pressure due to use of drugs) (latest reports from 47 patients)

What is the symptom

Dry eye (lack of adequate tears) (latest reports from 57,890 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, acne, depression.

On Aug, 27, 2014: 16,827 females aged 72 (±5) who take Norvasc are studied

Norvasc outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 72

Gender: female

Conditions: Hypertension - medication related

Drugs taking:
- Norvasc - EQ 5MG BASE (amlodipine besylate)

Side effects have: most severe dry eye

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Dry Eye (lack of adequate tears)32 (0.29% of females aged 72 (±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
Dry Eye in Hypertension - Medication Related1 (33.33% of females aged 72 (±5) who have Hypertension - medication related)

(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
Dry Eye in Norvasc32 (0.29% of females aged 72 (±5) who take Norvasc)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Norvasc is effective23.53%
(4 of 17 people)
(6 of 32 people)
(2 of 14 people)
(12 of 23 people)
(16 of 36 people)
(11 of 17 people)
(9 of 17 people)
(1 of 4 people)

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaDizzinessPyrexiaOedema PeripheralFatigueCellulitisPneumonia AspirationNausea
PyrexiaOedema PeripheralInterstitial Lung DiseaseDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessHypotensionUlcerInsomniaFall
HeadacheNauseaGastric UlcerHypotensionAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedGingival HyperplasiaDiarrhoeaDyspnoea
NauseaPyrexiaDecreased AppetiteBack PainPainOedema PeripheralLiver DisorderAsthenia
Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisDyspnoeaDyspnoeaAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedBlood Uric Acid IncreasedSkin UlcerSepsisDizziness
DiarrhoeaRenal Failure AcuteRashDizzinessAnxietyDermatosisBlood Pressure DecreasedFatigue
HypertensionHypotensionAnaemiaPlatelet Count DecreasedRash ErythematousTumour Lysis SyndromeDizzinessOedema Peripheral
Multi-organ FailureChest PainDiarrhoeaHypertensionFallDermatitisDrug HypersensitivityVomiting
PainPain In ExtremityDizzinessSyncopeAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedHaemorrhageEnuresisDrug Ineffective
Oedema PeripheralDehydrationCachexiaMetastases To LiverOsteoporosisPneumoniaBursitisDiarrhoea

* 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:

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- group for people who have Dry Eye
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